Use of drones to detect mosquito breeding grounds gets Thai boost

first_imgKolkata: The Thai government has appreciated the use of drones by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to detect whether there are water patches on the roof tops of highrises which serve as the potential breeding ground for mosquitoes.The drones can find out whether there are empty bottles and unused containers without covers on the roof tops of high rises where access is difficult, said Atin Ghosh, deputy mayor, who had recently attended a workshop on dengue prevention in Bangkok. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe was accompanied by Dr Tapan Mukherjee, advisor of KMC’s Health department. Ghosh said the KMC’s drives to detect the larvae at source as a part of anti-dengue measures have also been appreciated by the experts on dengue who had attended the workshop. The experts informed the gathering that though there is provision to fine the errant persons who do not keep their houses clean, the Thai government has failed to implement it because of lack of political Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwaywill. Though fogging is no longer accepted as a proper method to eliminate larvae it is still continuing in Thailand as the government has failed to convince the people about the futility of this age old practice. The Deputy Mayor said in Thailand it is mandatory for a person suffering from dengue to get admitted to the government health care establishments where the prescriptions of World Health Organisation to combat the disease are followed.last_img

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