Mosquito breeding at Games sites detected

A joint inspection by a team of health officials of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi and representatives of various construction and government agencies involved in the Commonwealth Games projects detected mosquito breeding at the Games Village site in East Delhi and described the general sanitation in the area as "pathetic".

Earlier also the MCD had found mosquito breeding in the Games Village and other sites several times and the inspection tour by the MCD Medical Relief and Public Health Committee chairman Dr. V. K. Monga along with officials of Union , Delhi Governments and the MCD was aimed at analysing the factors responsible for breeding.

Low-lying area

Dr. Monga said: “The area between the Yamuna river bed and the Games Village is full of multiple ditches and troughs. The problem is multiplied by the low-lying area between the Games Village and railway track. Coupled with environmental factors like low temperature and high humidity, it is making the site conducive to mosquito breeding. Basements of the towers were also inspected and mosquito breeding was observed in the drain there.”

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