Special Teams to Prevent Dengue in President’s Estate

Special teams have been formed to prevent dengue and other water-borne diseases inside the President’s Estate. These teams are conducting house to house checks to stop mosquito breeding and taking immediate remedial measures, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a press release issued today.

It has been reported in the media recently that New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has since January 2016 issued 52 notices to Rashtrapati Bhavan in connection with potential conditions within President’s Estate which may lead to breeding of mosquitoes, it said.

“Corrective measures required in pursuance to the notices have been immediately taken. Specialist inspection teams have been formed to identify any violation of instructions relating to prevention of dengue and other water-bound diseases by residents of the President’s Estate,” the release said.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan is fully conscious of the need to prevent breeding of mosquitoes within the Estate and ensure there are no stagnant pools of water, it said. “No case of dengue has been reported from the President’s Estate till date. Rashtrapati Bhavan will continue to work in close cooperation with NDMC to ensure that utmost vigilance is maintained and all possible precautionary measures are taken in the above regard,” the release said.