Tuesday, 12 January 2021
With the capital reporting confirmed bird flu cases, the key municipal bodies have started taking steps to prevent its spread.
While New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has directed the enforcement department to remove all vendors selling bird feed from busy intersections, the municipal corporations on Monday decided to set up monitoring committees and dedicated enforcement teams.
“Our staff members are requesting the vendors to cooperate for the time being. In NDMC areas, there are many locations where people come to feed pigeons,” said an official. The areas from where vendors are being removed include Vijay Chowk and Satya Marg roundabouts, Sansad Marg, Gole Market, RK Ashram Marg, Shankar Road, near Talkatora Stadium, Vinay Marg T-Point, F-Block Connaught Place and Brig Hoshiyar Singh Road.
In an advisory, the medical superintendent of the veterinary hospital at Moti Bagh has been directed to explore the need to buy screening kits and submit weekly reports of field inspections. NDMC has also formed a rapid response team under the supervision of the medical superintendent for coordination among all departments concerned.