The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to 8,500 Mumbaikars for not taking preventive measures to curb the mosquito menace by destroying or looking out for mosquito breeding spots.
The BMC has initiated action against Mumbaikars between January-June 2018. Insecticide department of BMC has penalised the citizens for not taking due care to of preventing mosquitoes from breeding.
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Rajan Naringrekar, Officer of the Insecticide department of BMC said, “We have deputed officers across the 24 wards in Mumbai. The officers visit different places and carry out random inspections. First, we issued the notice to the concerned person or the society. If preventive measures are not taken then a prosecution is launched against them.”
Mumbai’s biggest festival, the Ganpati festival is just around the corner, hence, the BMC is taking more preventive measures to curb the spread of mosquito-related diseases.