Friday, August 25, 2017

Breeding of dengue mosquitoes at Chennai airport shocks Central team

Chennai: A high level medical team from Central public health department conducted a two-day inspection at the Chennai international airport looking out for mosquito larvae.

Irked about recent online complaints to Airports Authority of India by international passengers informing that Chennai airport and its premises were infested with mosquitoes, the 12-member medical team inspected runway, waiting hall and the cargo section of the airport.

According to Chennai airport sources, the team began its visit on Wednesday and expressed shock over seeing large number of aedes agypti mosquitoes that causes dengue within the airport area.

The team also pulled up airport health authorities for the substandard maintenance and instructed the staff to remove stagnant water and buses near runway and cargo areas.
25/08/17 PA Jebaraj/Deccan Chronicle