#MumbaiRains: Ahead of monsoon, BMC destroys 4,000 mosquito-breeding sites

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued notices to over 3,600 housing societies where mosquito-breeding sites have been found. Also, a massive awareness campaign has been undertaken to reach out to the people

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  • The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has identified 836 mosquito-breeding spots in a special drive which was conducted during March to May.
  • In all, from January to May, over 4,000 mosquito-breeding spots have been identified by health officials.
  • The BMC has sent notices to 3,600 housing societies where mosquito-breeding spots were identified.

As the city is preparing itself for the onset of monsoon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been alert to keep dengue and malaria cases under control.

In order to curb vector-borne diseases, the BMC has carried out a special drive to identify the mosquito-breeding spots in the city. In this special drive, 836 spots were identified, where mosquitoes which spread dengue were breeding.

While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rajan Naringrikar, BMC’s insecticide officer said, “We had launched a special drive during the month from March to May. Apart from the regular checks which are conducted, this was a special drive which we had organised. We found 836 mosquito-breeding sites in various areas. From January till May, we have destroyed over 4,000 mosquito-breeding spots in the city. Notices have been issued to residents who live in the vicinity of the breeding spots.”