Piled-up garbage could spread diseases: DAK

July 20, 2016 STATE 169 Views

With curfew continuing for last 12 days, Doctors Association Kashmir (DAK) today said heaps of garbage has piled up in Srinagar city much to the discomfort of denizens.
In view of strict restrictions on movement of people, President DAK Dr Nisar ul Hassan in a statement said no garbage has been lifted putting the health of residents at risk and adding to the woes of denizens.
The city is stinking and with each passing day tones of garbage continues to pile up the streets increasing the threat of disease.
Piled-up garbage has the Potential to create a situation where, few cases could become dozens and then very quickly could turn into a public health issue.
Left-over refuse is a safe haven for flies, mosquitoes and cockroaches that spread diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid, cold and viral fevers.
Littered filth provides perfect habitat for rats that can spread potentially fatal disease, leptospirosis-causing liver failure.
Garbage emits greenhouse gases like methane that are dangerous to human being and cause serious respiratory problems and skin diseases.
Another issue regarding piled-up garbage is that it attracts stray dogs and they have become a menace for the people.
Also, chemicals spill from garbage and find way into near water bodies as a result of which they become unfit for human consumption.
Even the drains and canals are also clogged.
The situation is such that even a walk down along the roads is becoming a nightmare as mounds of filth are emanating bad odor.

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