Dera Bassi MC shuts eyes to dengue threat

Dera Bassi MC shuts eyes to dengue threat

A woman drains out rainwater accumulated in front of the MC office in Dera Bassi on Monday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL

Dera Bassi, October 18

At a time when hospitals are jam-packed with dengue patients, the scene outside the Municipal Council office here is a mess. The road leading to the office and the market complex is waterlogged but the civic body officials are unmoved.

Street vendors, shopkeepers and visitors to the MC office complained that they had to bear the inconvenience day in and day out but the officials had failed to get the stagnant removed which was a potential dengue threat. Street vendors and local residents said they were forced to clear the stagnant water.

Residents of Sector 17 near the Ramlila ground here complained that there had been no fogging in their area even once since the dengue cases started rising in the city. The MC officials, however, said regular fogging was being done in the morning and evening. — TNS

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