World Malaria Day: Unplanned construction work leading to malaria increaseby The Daily Eye Team May 8 2014, 12:31 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 28 secs
Unplanned construction activities, setting up of new industries and increased migration were leading to an upsurge in malaria cases in urban India, health experts have said. “Increased construction activities and industrialization without proper planning has led to mosquito breeding and hence higher incidence of malaria in urban areas,” G.S. Sonal, Head of the Department of Malaria, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) under the health ministry, told IANS. He said the builders and industrialists should ensure proper disposal of waste and construction material to avoid mosquito breeding.