The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) carried out a check to find mosquito breeding sites at various places in the city. A team of officials of the AMC found Dengue mosquito breeding sites at various houses in Gota, Chandlodia, Naroda, Sarkhej, Navrangpura, Thaltej, Dariapur, and Ranip.
It should be noted that the AMC has officially recorded 64 cases of Dengue in the first fortnight of August. The survey to check for mosquito breeding sites was carried out at places in and around areas where most of the Dengue cases were being reported.
In all, 2300 individual units and places were checked for mosquito breeding of which 1,200 were issued a notice after mosquito breeding was found there.
The civic body has also carried out fogging of over 3 lakh units.
It is also being alleged that the Metro Rail work and the resultant accumulation of water at these sites due to the monsoon are also resulting in ideal conditions for mosquito breeding.
Several councillors have also demanded that defunct fountains in the city should be cleaned to prevent them from being potential mosquito breeding sites.
The AMC’s action comes amid a rise in Dengue and Malaria cases in the city. The city has recorded 278 cases of Malaria so far this year against 618 last year. There were over 4,000 cases in the year 2019.
Dengue cases reported so far stand at 236 while it was 432 last year. The numbers are however less when compared to the 4,547 cases recorded in the year 2019.
As for Chikungunya, the city has recorded 183 cases in 2019, 923 in 2020 and 229 in the year 2021. Forty-seven cases of Chikungunya have been recorded in August so far.
The city has also recorded 86 cases of Jaundice, 152 cases of Typhoid and 59 cases of Cholera so far in August.