Call it an irony that Civil Lines area, where chief minister and most ministers live, is worst affected by dengue menace.
A zone-wise data has revealed that maximum dengue patients are residents of Civil Lines area only. A total of 136 positive cases of dengue have been reported from this area this season.
After this, Sanganer happens to be second worst-hit area in the city. Around 100 positive cases have been reported from Sanganer till now.
The number of dengue patients in Jaipur now has shot up to 450. The residents of Civil Lines are holding the lax approach of Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) and health department responsible for the spread of dengue cases in their area. They said that officials failed to carry out fogging in their area which resulting in breeding of mosquitoes.
The department has not sprayed ‘pyrethrum chemical’ in the area. The spray prevents the breeding of Aedes Aegypti mosquito responsible for causing dengue.
The municipal corporation too should have identified the worst-hit areas on time and put them on high alert.
The corporation also didn’t pay heed to the orders of chief secretary CK Mathew who, at a recent meeting, had ordered the officials of civic body to undertake fumigation and anti-larval activities in the city. Mathew had also ordered the medical and health department to engage additional workforce in this work.
Meanwhile, the residents of Ranisati area alleged that five positive cases of dengue have been reported from an apartment, but the JMC didn’t undertake fumigation and anti-larval activities in the building despite their repeated complaints.
The dengue menace is only getting bigger with each passing day in the city.