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Vijayawada Municipal Corporation deputes special staff for mosquitoes

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Feb 2, 2019, 7:47 am IST
Updated Feb 2, 2019, 7:47 am IST
13 special officers to supervise anti-larval ops in Vijayawada.
File picture of a municipal worker carrying out anti-larval operations.
 File picture of a municipal worker carrying out anti-larval operations.

Vijayawada: Responding to a news report published in these over mosquito menace, the Vijayawada Municipal Corporation on Friday appointed 13 special officers to coordinate and supervise anti-larval operations in the city.

VMC commissioner J. Nivas appealed to the public at large to lodge complaints on Ph. No. 9949621993 if they face any problems in getting drains cleared and for anti-larval operations.

 

Mr Nivas directed public health and malaria department to follow the programme under which anti-larval operations and cleaning should be carried in the mornings and removal of silt and garbage from the afternoon.

He said that VMC was using 60 hand fogging machines and six vehicle-mounted fogging machines were carrying operations in 59 municipal divisions of the city.

Mr Nivas said that the municipal employees were going house-to-house, enquiring about people suffering from malaria and other fevers.

He stated that 60 extra employees were appointed in three circles of the city to carry anti-larval operations and 13 special officers were appointed to supervise the operations.

 

The municipal commissioner said that these teams will conduct anti-larval operations in the city every day. He asked citizens not to litter the streets by throwing garbage and appealed to the public to hand over the garbage to the sanitation staff deployed for house-to-house waste collection.

Mr Nivas also appealed to the public not to allow water to stagnate and to cooperate with the VMC in its fight against the mosquito menace.

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