After Rains, Kovai Sees Spurt in Dengue Cases

Published: 19th October 2014 06:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th October 2014 06:06 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE: After the recent rainfall the city has seen a spurt in dengue cases with more than 10 people being afflicted in the last 10 days. The city residents complained that sanitary workers failed to carry out fogging activities in the streets.

“Following the rains, the nuisance of mosquitoes has increased during evening hours while it is even worse during power cuts. However, we have not seen a single Corporation worker carry out fogging in the last three months,” claimed a resident of Kumarasamy Layout.

A resident of Balaji Nagar, Rajarathinam, said that the sanitary workers even failed to clear garbage from the locality. However, the councillor of ward no.36, Raghupathy maintained that the Corporation workers are carrying out fogging in all streets across the ward. 

Meanwhile, Express learnt that the civic body officials have failed to control mosquito breeding in several places, especially in Saravanamapatti, Sowripalayam and Ramanathapuram because source reduction works  were not being done frequently.

Civic body officials claim that the dengue cases being reported were from new places and not the areas previously affected.


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