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NMMC targets breeding spots of mosquitoes

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The Hindu           22.08.2017

NMMC targets breeding spots of mosquitoes

With a few days left for the Ganesh festival, the health department of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) is taking all measures to check mosquito breeding in the pandals.

“We launched a drive a fortnight ago. We have also begun checking for breeding grounds at workshops and pandals to tackle malaria and dengue,” said Dr. Deepak Paropkari, medical officer of health, NMMC.

Dr. Ujwala Oturkar, officer in-charge of the malaria department, said, “We have covered all the workshops and 190 pandals. Fumigation is being conducted every week.”

The civic body has printed two lakh pamphlets to distribute among devotees explaining breeding and the steps to prevent it.