ISLAMABAD - Piles of garbage are mounting in twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi are providing favourable conditions for the growth of dengue mosquito and increasing the chance of spreading dengue virus.
The poor cleanliness system is causing eye diseases, typhoid, malaria and other diseases amongst the children of the residents. The residents are concerned about the poor cleanliness conditions in cities as the CDA staff collect and throw the garbage on the roadside.
Muhammad Asif resident of G-7/1 told APP, “We cannot stand for a minute in street as the stench coming out of the heaps of garbage and filthy, still water cannot allow you to do so,” said Muhammad Aslam, a resident.
“We can not go to mosque due to the filthy water gathering in every street,” said a group of the Faizabad residents. “I don’t allow our children to move out of our homes in the evening as many incidents of children falling into the ponds of filthy water have occurred, said a group of housewives. We have been repeatedly sending applications to the concerned authorities to redress our complaints but no one is paying heed to our demand, said a group of the shopkeepers.
Residents demanded immediate construction of a sewerage system a resident of G-6 pointed out that the heaps of garbage dumps at every nook and corner have become a health hazards as a large number of mosquitoes and flies could be seen buzzing around the trash. With the threat of dengue looming large, the corporation should make some alternative arrangements, he added. “The huge garbage dumps could be a serious health hazard. Mosquitoes and flies emerged due to filth could lead to typhoid, cholera, malaria, dengue, jaundice and water-borne diseases,” said Dr Baig at Polyclinic.
Capital Development Authority’s official claimed that we are daily monitoring the sanitary staff and taking drastic measures for an improved state of cleanliness in twin cities.