BMC has to act fast and bring normalcy and prevent water-borne diseases on war footing. It is the utmost duty of the residents of Mumbai to maintain the city neat and clean. People should realise that accumulation of solid waste is a hindrance to the civic problems and try to dispose of the same instead of accumulating them. Flower pots watering attract water stagnation and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Proper fumigation has to be done periodically so that mosquito breeding can be avoided totally. No doubt, some fragmentary legislative and administrative steps must be taken to meet this challenge but the size and seriousness of the problem have been increasing day by day at a higher pace. This problem is so acute that the hope of humanity will be able to meet this challenge, seems to recede. The civic body should also carve out a programme to drive dengue by anti-dengue spraying and fumigation from within the houses of locals. The major cause for all the ailments relating to water have been found due to the unfit consumption of water. BMC should act fast and take remedial measures to eradicate Dengue from the Metropolis. The ward officers should be made to work overtime and bring the level of dengue fever to the minimum as done in the last two years. It is time to take preventive measures or else the situation will go out of hand.
Jayanthy S. Maniam
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