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72 institutions fined for breeding of mosquitoes in premises: NDMC

From public schools to government office premises, 72 institutions have been penalised by civic authorities in north Delhi in nearly the last five months for breeding of mosquito larvae in their premises, officials said on Wednesday. According to the vector-control programme data, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation establishments which were issued challans from late April to September included schools in Turkman Gate to PWD Office and metro stations. Nearly 50 cases of malaria were reported in the first week of September, taking the total number of affected people in the national capital to over 200, the latest municipal report released on Monday said. Of the 202 malaria cases this year, 48 were reported in September, 56 in August, 54 in July, 35 in June, eight in May and just one in April, it said. According to the report, 40 cases of chikungunya have also been reported this year. The number of dengue cases recorded till September 7 stood at 122, with 30 reported this month and 52

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