'Pull up builders if they violate anti-malaria norms'


He also urged the Mayor to tell public about the action taken against builders through the media in an endeavour to tackle vector-borne diseases affecting the port City.

Palemar was speaking at a function organised to hand over 12 fogging machines to Mangalore City Corporation donated by Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited. He said no complacency will be tolerated in the drive against diseases such as malaria, chikungunya and dengue. Builders are the violators of anti-malaria norms and should be dealt with strictly, he said.

Taking a note of information given by Deepak Bolar, doctor in-charge of Malaria Control Cell that malaria causing larvae normally thrive during the month of July to November,  The corporation at present is imposing a fine of Rs 1,000 on builders who violate norms in this regardand from 2006 till June it has collected a sum of Rs 1.11 lakh in the form of fine . The MCC has suspended the building licenses of five buildings, including two government
buildings.  Mayor said Mangalore city has 98,000 residential properties with total population of 5.01 lakh. The city has 15,178 wells including 94 unused wells. The total water tanks overhead and sumps are 25,491. The cell is carrying out house-to-house survey and creating an awareness among people on the ill affects of stagnate water in houses.

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