New Delhi, 19 October. Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Atishi said that the BJP-ruled MCD is responsible for the rising dengue cases in Delhi. BJP leaders are playing with the lives of Delhiites. He has put the budget of medicine-machine to fight dengue-malaria in his pocket. The BJP-ruled MCD has not procured medicines to fight dengue till October. Apart from this, the MCD has not taken any step in time to prevent dengue in Delhi, the people of Delhi are facing the brunt of it.
He said that due to corruption of BJP, more than 70 percent posts in Anti Malaria Department are vacant. At least one fogging machine is required in every ward of MCD, but MCD does not even have enough fogging machines.
Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and MLA Atishi addressed the press conference at the party headquarters today. Atishi said that the people of Delhi are troubled due to the corruption and misgovernance of the BJP-ruled MCD for the last 15 years. They are victims of BJP’s corruption and misgovernance. Continuous collection by MCD and non performance of MCD has made Delhi a dustbin. Due to which the people of Delhi are worried. Due to BJP’s mis-governance, corruption has come on the lives of the people of Delhi today.
He said that the BJP-ruled MCD has the responsibility of prevention of malaria-dengue under the DMC Act. But MCD has washed its hands of its responsibility. MCD has not taken a single step in time to prevent dengue in Delhi. The people of Delhi have to bear the brunt of it today.
Dengue cases are increasing day by day in Delhi. BJP should tell what MCD is doing to stop dengue cases. It is the responsibility of MCD that their team of breeding checkers should visit door to door to see that water is not being collected in any house. Apart from this, mosquitoes are not breeding anywhere. If it is happening then it is the responsibility of MCD to get that water emptied, pouring medicine there and pouring oil.
Atishi said that today tell such a person, in whose house the MCD people have come to check the mosquitoes this season. You will not find a single person like this. The second responsibility of MCD is to do fogging in every colony and area of Delhi. So that if mosquitoes breed anywhere, they should be killed by fogging. But at this time little fogging is happening all over Delhi. There is a complete Anti Malaria Department in MCD to perform both these functions. In which there are officers at many levels and the Anti Malaria Department is headed by the Medical Officer. Below them are the Anti Malaria Officer, Senior Malaria Officer. This is followed by domestic breeding checkers.
He said that it is mandatory to have 10 to 15 breeding checkers for every ward in MCD. In the MCD, more than 70 percent posts are vacant in the Anti Malaria Department due to misgovernance and corruption by the BJP. There are no people in Anti Malaria Department, who can fulfill this responsibility of MCD and save the people of Delhi from Dengue.
The MLA said that at least one fogging machine is required in every ward if Delhi has to be saved from dengue. But the MCD does not have enough fogging machines for the wards. All the three MCDs ruled by BJP should answer why there is no fogging machine in each of their wards? Where did the money that is allocated for the machines in the budget go? South MCD has 104 wards but there are only 16 fogging machines. How will so few machines fog up in 104 wards? As a result of this, dengue cases are increasing day by day in Delhi.
He said that it is the responsibility of MCD to procure medicines to deal with dengue and malaria mosquitoes in the month of April. When the domestic breeding checker goes door to door, they spray it in the houses. Secondly, the medicine is used for fogging. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the East Delhi Municipal Corporation have not procured the required drug against dengue till October. SDMC does not have enough staff to fight against dengue, who have to do door-to-door checks. Apart from this, the BJP-ruled MCD does not even have fogging machines. Third, the drug used against dengue malaria mosquitoes is also not MCD pass.
MLA Atishi said that three such big mistakes of BJP-ruled MCD should come under Criminal Negligence. Due to which the people of Delhi are facing dengue outbreak today. BJP leaders should reply that what crime did the people of Delhi commit that you are playing with the lives of Delhiites. Took the budget of medicine-machine to fight dengue-malaria in his pocket. Apart from this, the Anti Malaria Department also did not fill the vacant posts. This is the reason why the people of Delhi have to bear the brunt because of BJP’s corruption and misgovernance.
BJP ruled MCD responsible for increasing dengue in Delhi said Atishi
Story first published: Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 20:31 [IST]