Lieutenant Governor reviews vector borne disease preparedness

The Lieutenant Governor asked for a feedback from all the stake holders on the directions issued by him in the previous two review meetings.

Published: 05th October 2016 09:36 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2016 11:23 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: A day after Supreme Court directed AAP led Delhi Government and Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to stop the blame game and them to chalk out a strategy to curb dengue and chikungunya, Jung chaired a meeting on Wednesday at Raj Niwas with all the stake holders and directed them to take all necessary steps to stop further worsening of the situation related to vector-borne diseases

The Lieutenant Governor asked for a feedback from all the stake holders on the directions issued by him in the previous two review meetings -- 14 September 2016 and 26 September 2016 -- held at Raj Niwas.

The medical superintendents of major hospitals, such as Hindu Rao, GB Pant, Lok Nayak, B S Ambedkar etc stated that the fever clinics and fever wards are operational round the clock and adequate supply of testing kits and medicines are available in all hospitals. They also stated that the rush of fever patients has come down by 40-50 percent in the last few days.

Similarly, all the three municipal commissioners stated about the preventive measures have been taken by them to check mosquito breeding and other anti-larval measures, such as regular cleaning of dhalaos, ample fumigation and fogging. The Municipal bodies further pointed out that the publicity and awareness programmes are being conducted by them in association with Resident Welfare Associations, Market Associations and Schools.

The municipal commissioners informed also stated they have drawn a roster for field visits by Deputy Commissioners, which is being followed strictly. “The mapping of critical dhalaos has been done and shared with concessionaires so that garbage does not overflow in these dhalaos,” the municipal commissioners stated.

The health secretary of Delhi government stated the so far 25 percent of beds in all the hospitals dedicated to fever patients are lying vacant.

Similarly, the Delhi Jal Board informed of the additional pumps deployed by them to remove sewage surcharge. 

State health minister Satyendra Jain sated that hospitals are equipped to handle fever cases and currently 355 fever clinics are running, including on Sundays.


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