BENGALURU: Deadly dengue is back to haunt Bengalureans. This year alone, BBMP has recorded more than 1,000 cases and this figure is much less as majority of the cases from private clinics and hospitals go unreported. Among the major reasons for this is the poor garbage management and lack of fogging and awareness by BBMP, say citizens.
Thirty-year-old Ms Razia moved into her new home at Cottonpet opposite Chikka Lal Bagh. While the house is clean and neat, just opposite to her house, there is a black spot. The stench emanating from the garbage fills her house along with the mosquitoes.
“People throw all sorts of garbage here. Pourakarmikas who come to clean the streets do not bother to collect them. Our complaints to the BBMP officials have not yielded any results. Now, we are the sufferers,” said Ms Razia, who is now getting treatment for dengue.
It is not just the case of Ms Razia. Many cases of dengue in the city are from places where either the house is close to such black spots, pits, stormwater drains and parks. Moreover, people complain that BBMP has not taken up fogging in the recent past.
“We have not seen the fogging activity being done even once this year. At first, they don’t clear the piled up garbage and then on the top of it, there is no fogging at all, which has spiked up the mosquito population,” complained Ms Rekha, a resident of Gavipura.
BBMP Mayor Ms Gangambike said that she has given stern directions to the officials to take up fogging and added that the issue of lifting garbage will be sorted out soon in the city after which there will be no black spots....