On Wednesday, Lakhs of ‘Maratha Kranti Morcha’ protestors gathered into the city, to put forth social, economic, educational and agrarian grievances of the caste. And by grabbing this golden opportunity, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC’s) pesticide department organised an exhibition. The stall was put outside Rani baug and Sir JJ Hospital, to create awareness about the deadly dengue.
According to the Directorate of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), till July 30, 2016, the total dengue cases in the country were 16,870 while for the same period in 2017 they numbered 28,702. So owing to the widespread of dengue, BMC came in action to raise awareness among the lakhs of ‘Maratha Kranti Morcha’ protesters.
Small huts were shown in the exhibition, covered with plastic in the rainy season. Drums filled with water were shown outside the house, as the mosquitoes breed in the stagnant water. Tyre’s and artificial and fogging machine’s work was also depicted in the exhibition. Municipal employees were also seen creating awareness on dengue, during the ‘Maratha Kranti Morcha’.
Dr. Rajendra Naringekar, Head, Pesticide Department, said that ,”The numbers of dengue patients have increased in Maharashtra and Mumbai. Various measures are being taken by the Municipal Health Department to prevent the growing number of these patients. However, still the number is rising. So by using this as a platform, BMC has come up with idea of exhibition, to help people to prevent themselves from these life-threatening disease.”