Hyderabad: Residents of Lakshminagar at Lalapet complain of health problems caused by unhygienic conditions created because of buffaloes being left on the roadside, garbage disposal and water stagnation in the open, private lands. Recently, a girl died of dengue in the locality.
Mr K. Madhusudhan Reddy, father of four-and-a-half-year-old K. Ruthika who succumbed to dengue Wednesday, said, “The condition of the colony is very poor. The open lands have turned into garbage-dumping yards. Whenever it rains, the rainwater stagnates for more than 10 days as there are no drains. Mosquitoes keep breeding on the pools of water.”
Mr Reddy appealed to the government to take care of the open lands and asked them to ensure that water is not stagnant and garbage is disposed of properly. Residents said that in the adjacent colony, a boy of the same age as Ruthika had contracted dengue.
Another resident, Mr C.R. Vijay Kumar, said the buffaloes of a local person were tied on the road thereby blocking it. The buffaloes’ urine and dung lies stagnant on the road and attracts mosquitoes....