Posh addresses in Lutyens',hospitals breeding dengue mosquitoe

Posh addresses in Lutyens',hospitals breeding dengue mosquitoe

Posh addresses in Lutyens',hospitals breeding dengue mosquitoe

Tata House, Atlas House and Ranbaxy House – three high profile addresses in the posh Lutyens' Delhi have been issued challans by the New Delhi Municipal Council after breeding of dengue causing mosquito was detected on their premises.

"Tata, Atlas and Ranbaxy House have been issued challans as breeding of dengue causing mosquitoes has been found in their areas after an inspection by NDMC," said Chief Medical officer R N Singh.

Notices were issued to the three on earlier occasions but since nothing was done to prevent the breeding, the challans were issued yesterday, Singh said, adding the houses are manned by the caretakers as the owners are not residing at the complexes.

The challans have been issued to the caretakers.

The Ranbaxy House is at Prithviraj road while Tata House is at Aurangzeb Road. The Atlas House is in Aurangzeb Lane.

11 more dengue deaths were reporetd today taking the toll to 16 while 443 dengue cases were reported in the capital since Friday, taking the tally to 1,335 this year.

Dengue breeding has been found in the areas such as the basement, fountains and under a statue in these houses, where there was heavy accumulation of water which is a breeding ground for the mosquitoes, said Inspector Manjeet Singh.

Besides these three, another breeding has been found in a house opposite the Prime Minister's residence in 7 Race Course Road due to the undergoing construction work.
The three main hospitals under the New Delhi Municipal council jurisdiction—AIIMS, Safdarjung, Lady Hardinge and Ram Manohar Lohia have also been issued challans in this regard.

300 challans and total 3000 notices have been issued in the NDMC areas so far, an NDMC official said.

The capital has seen an increase of almost 50 per cent in dengue cases in the last four days, officials said, adding that maximum cases are generally reported during September-end due to favourable conditions for breeding of mosquitoes.