LAHORE - Dengue and malaria are back with all health hazards sending chills down on spine of general public, especially living in City slums as medics have started registering dengue patients while the authority concerned is yet to make a comprehensive plan to check the prompt spread of the diseases. Sources in the City District Government Lahore (CDGL) disclosed that today one mosquito had been producing more than 30 thousand mosquitoes in a month and nobody in the government had sensed so far the magnitude of threat and the urgency to cleanse it out. The long hours power outage that has plunge the City into complete darkness is providing an ideal condition for breeding of mosquitoes. Besides present spell of rain has also reinforced phenomenal increase in their population as lethal insects breed on stagnant and littering water accumulated after rain. The biggest factory churning out mosquitoes is the 470 miles long drain that runs through the entire City. Most dangerous are open drains, called storm water drains. Rusty sewerage pipes causing leakage of sewerage water are other places facilitating the growth of mosquitoes. Small ponds set up in different areas due to overflowing gutters are other attractive areas for the mosquito breeding. The inadequate sanitation system and lack of garbage lifting is another cause of the outbreak of dengue virus in the City. The sources revealed that although second phase of fumigation drive had commenced but it was so insufficient and was being carried out without taking board all department concerned and stakeholders to quell army of harmful mosquitoes. The registration of more than six dengue fever cases in different hospitals has sounded the alarming bells about the opening of second episode of dengue invasion witnessed last year when the Health Department and the CDGL failed to control the menace despite launching massive insecticide spray. The sources revealed that the authority concerned feared again that all efforts to control the dengue and malaria would end in smoke as areas of problems with more anomalies including power loadshedding, rampant increase in population, air pollution and deficient resources had spilled out of its boundaries. They informed that though the authority concerned had got insecticide spray carried out in some areas to prove that they did not sit idle. But half-hearted attempt could never make difference instead a well-coordinated plan leading to kill dengue and malaria was the need of the hour. The sources said that every house also needed to have its own spray pumps to better fight against the infiltrators. They said the Health Department had intended to continue the insecticide spray at each union council till April 2009. Under the spray RSM and fogging spray were being carried out. The department had also provided official number 042-9211274 for dissemination of information regarding spray. The areas that were worst hit by dengue and malaria included Shalimar Town, Wagha Town, Samnabad Town and Aziz Bhati Town. It may be recalled that the CDGL's launched much-belated Dengue Fever Control Programme in the face of widespread malaria and dengue fever that failed to produce the desired results. One reason behind the collapse of programme was that spray of insecticide being conducted through pump machines and foggers had a very brief effect. It killed those mosquitoes existing in the present atmosphere. But it has little effect on the mosquitoes cropped up the very next day or day after that. Another reason for the campaign's failure to make any impact with dengue incidents on the rise was this that those carrying out the sprays have left the nullah and other places of stagnant water unattended which were the main breeding houses for mosquitoes. The programme was launched on special instruction of former CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif who also suspended EDO (Health) Dr Capt Nasir Awan on his sheer negligence to carry out anti-malaria and anti-dengue spray and appointed Dr Fiaz Ranjha as EDO (Health), warning the authority concerned of dire consequences if programme failed to produce the results. The sources said the former CM constituted a task force, which with all necessary administrative and financial powers was to work on war footing. But the task force had hardly made any difference to the campaign. They revealed that the then Dengue Fever Control Programme was doomed to fall through as it was launched in haste. The high-ups of the Health Department and big bosses of the CDGL did not bother to consult the officials concerned to chalk out an effective plan, the sources said. The CDGL sources further said that some officials recommended the health authorities that during the programme special spray of malor oil or Fenthine must be carried out on standing water to annihilate such mosquito factories. But authority concerned did not consider their valuable suggestions.