High-rises less accommodating than slums of dengue checks: insecticide dept

Despite rising cases of dengue in the city, the municipal corporation’s insecticide department is facing hurdles in inspecting houses that could be harbouring mosquito-breeding sites.

Civic officials claim many citizens do not allow them into their homes even after they identify themselves as municipal workers. Dr Rajan Naringrekar, insecticide officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), noted that safety is a major reason for this. “People only get alarmed when someone in the neighbourhood gets infected,” he said.