Those who uphold the law often end up violating the rule themselves - and certainly so when it comes to mosquitoes in the Indian capital .
The local authorities have sent notices to the Delhi High Court, Patiala House courts and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for breeding mosquitoes, the carrier of the dreaded dengue and chikungunya fevers.
Health officials said that during their field visits they have found mosquito breeding grounds in the court premises, the campuses of several leading hospitals and several government establishments in the city.
"During our routine visit we found mosquitoes breeding in several rooms in the high court campus and have sent four notices to them," said R.N. Singh, chief medical officer (CMO) of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
"Similarly, a few notices have been despatched to the Patiala House court complex. So far we have sent 125 notices to several organisations, including government establishments for breeding mosquitoes," Singh told IANS.
NDMC has sent notices to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the caretakers of India Gate, the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Safdarjung Hospital, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, an engineer of the Central Public Works Department and many individuals over the last few weeks.
"Since the city has recorded few cases of dengue, we don't want to take any chance. Around 270 health workers are conducting field visits and surprise checks to stop the breeding of aedes mosquitoes," he said.
Elaborating on their field visit, the CMO said they were mainly targeting coolers, flowerpots, roof top water tanks, and any possible place capable of holding water for a longer time.
This year Delhi has reported one confirmed case of dengue and another of chikungunya almost a month earlier than their usual date with the national capital. Last year the city haPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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