PMC sets up Helpline to Tackle Fruit Flies Menace

Civic health department begins spraying and fogging regularly The civic administration has taken the nuisance of fruit flies seriously and started a special helpline for complaints. On Wednesday, Mirror published an article about fruit flies and the nuisance they are causing.

Following that, S T Pardeshi, acting chief medical officer, PMC, appealed to people to record complaints on the helpline number (020-25508474). “The helpline will be open between 10 am and 5.45 pm. Besides, the health department has started spraying and fogging on a daily basis. The, Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has also written a letter to the state government’s health department for appropriate advice to control the issue,“ he said.

Meanwhile, assistant medical officer Narendra Thakur said, “The garbage dumps across the city have given rise to this problem and on Thursday, a meeting of all sanitary inspectors has been called.“

Source: Punemirror, 27’March

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