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Mosquito menace on rise, but half the posts in civic bodies lie vacant

DNDEL5931 | 6/16/2017 | Author : Vatsala Shrangi | WC :412 | Health

For over 2 years, important posts of malaria officers, domestic breeding checkers have not been filled
New Delhi: Though the monsoon will bring in the onset of the mosquito menace, Delhi’s civic bodies are clearly not prepared. Sources in the public health department say that they do not have enough manpower to keep a check on the rising cases of vector-borne diseases.
Over 55 per cent of the posts including malaria officers, malaria inspectors, field workers and domestic breeding checkers (DBCs) have been lying vacant for the past two years. In other words, out of the total 755 sanctioned posts of medical officers and malaria inspectors in the North and East civic bodies, 531 have been lying vacant.
The North Corporation has 376 of the 528 posts vacant while East Corporation has 155 of the 227 posts unfilled.
The North Corpo
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