Health is the utmost priority of human beings. A healthy and hygienic environment is the primary prerequisite for a healthy civil life. Maintaining a healthy and hygienic environment is the sole responsibility of the local self-governing bodies like panchayats and municipalities.
Many times, it has been noticed that due to the lack of maintenance poor health conditions emerge in many areas and lead to many kinds of health problems. In this session, you will learn to write official letters to the municipal commissioner complaining about increasing health problems in your area. This comprehension test might be proven very important for your next English comprehension test.
Question: Many mosquito-borne diseases have broken out in the locality of our school. Write a letter to the municipal commissioner local to your school explaining all the problems and ask for some viable solution.
Hints: Crowded area-Open drains- Menace of mosquitos- No action from the municipality- Diseases broken out- People fell sick- Unknown fever- School trying best- Request for action
Barin Ghosh Street, Kathgodam
September 2, 2020
Kolkata Municipal Corporation
22, Surya Sen Sarani
Subject: Risk of mosquito-borne diseases in the school
I am a student of class 10 from Kathgodam Boys’ High school. Today I am writing you this letter to bring a severe issue under your kind concern that some mosquito-borne diseases have broken out around our school locality.
Our school is located in the middle of two crowded markets. There’re many open drains around the locality of our school. Since last year, we’ve started facing the menace of mosquitoes in our school. We have written multiple letters to the municipality in this regard but didn’t get any response. Now since last month, some mosquito-borne diseases have started breaking out. Many shop owners are reported to fall sick with unknown fever and 1 of them died yesterday. Our school authority is trying their level best to keep mosquitos away from the school. But we students, as well as our parents, are worried and afraid of these diseases.
So, this is my earnest request to you to take immediate action to control these mosquito-borne diseases and ensure our safety in the school.
Question: Recently, you’re facing many health issues in your locality due to the emergence of water-borne diseases. Write a letter to the local municipal commissioner expressing your concern over this issue and look for some solution.
Hints: Many families- Drink and use tap water- Cyclone hit- Bad water quality- No response from the municipality- Diseases broken out- Request for action
South 24 Parganas, West Bengal
June 23, 2021
NH 7, Baruipur
West Bengal 744526
Subject: Water-borne diseases have broken out in the area
I am a resident of 2/61 Mukundapur, ward no. 15 of Baruipur municipality. This letter to you is intended to express my concern over the issue of water-borne diseases that have recently broken out in our locality.
Almost 150 families live in the area. Recently many of us are suffering from water-borne diseases, especially from cholera, typhoid. We generally use tap water for our daily usage and most of these families use tap water as the primary source of drinking water. But after the last cyclone hit our town, we have started facing problems related to the water supply. Within a week we got the supply line fixed but due to some reason, the water quality has worsened. We have written several times to the municipality regarding this but no actions were taken. Eventually, water-borne diseases like cholera, diarrhea, typhoid have started breaking out. Yesterday we lost one of our fellow citizens in this menace.
So, through this letter, I want to earnestly request you on behalf of the people of Mukundapur, to take immediate steps to control the disease and fix the water supply line.
Question: You people are facing tremendous health problems in your locality due to the lack of regular cleaning. Write a letter to the municipal commissioner of your area explaining the health issues and suggest some possible measures.
Hints: Highly populated- High garbage load- Lack of maintenance and public awareness- Dirty streets- Blocked sewage- Polluted water bodies- Diseases breaking out- Health centres required- Public awareness and regular cleaning needed
11 Andul Road, Dakshinpara
February 18, 2021
Howrah Municipal Corporation
Mahendra Mitra Road, Pipulpati
West Bengal 712103
Subject: Regular cleaning and health amenities required to control emerged health issues
I live in Howrah, 11 Andul Road, ward no 5. I am writing you this letter to let you know that we are recently facing several health issues in our locality and we need proper amenities and preventive measures to control the situation.
Our locality is one of the densely populated areas in the city. As an obvious outcome, the garbage load of our locality is quite high. But due to a lack of awareness among people and the absence of regular cleaning our area stays dirty throughout the year. The street sides stay full of garbage and the sewage stays blocked. We have two water bodies in our area and people tend to use them as their dumping points. One of them is even used regularly for bathing, washing clothes. As a result, many diseases have started breaking out in the last two months and the situation is becoming quite severe with time.
So we immediately need some health centres in our area and a dedicated health campaign to make people aware of proper hygiene. Besides, regular maintenance of the garbage is the need of the hour to control the situation.
Question: Every year during the monsoon your locality suffers from various types of health problems. Write a letter to the local municipal commissioner explaining all the health issues you’re facing and ask for immediate solutions to the problems.
Hints: Issue of waterlogging- Dirty water stays days and weeks- Birthplace of health problems- Lost fellow citizens last year- Afraid as monsoon is ahead- Request for preventive measures
88/7, East Station Road,
December 11, 2020
Subject: Monsoon brings the fear of health problems in our area
I am a resident of 88/7, East Station Road, Belgharia, ward no 17. This letter to you is intended to express our concern over the miserable health situation in our area during and after every monsoon.
Every year the monsoon comes to our locality with the menace of water and mosquito-borne diseases. The primary reason behind this post-monsoon disease outbreak is the problem of waterlogging in our locality. During every monsoon, the water stays on the houses and the streets for days and even for weeks. This dirty water becomes the primary birthplace for those health problems. Last year we lost 4 of our fellow citizens to these diseases. As a result, these drains stay blocked throughout the year. As the monsoon this year is going to come within a month, we are already afraid of tremendous health problems.
So, I want to request the municipality to immediately gear up to deal with the upcoming problems and start taking preventive measures, so that we don’t have to suffer again from the menace.
That was all about our presentation on writing official letters to the municipal commissioner complaining about increasing health problems in your area. In this session, I have tried to present a holistic overview of the topic through four different examples.
Hopefully, all your doubts regarding this topic have been resolved and you will be able to write such letters on your own. Still, if you have any, post them in the comment section below. Besides, if you want me to cover any specific topic, mention that too. For more such sessions on English comprehension, take a tour of our website.
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