Government Asks Mayors to Take Steps to Check Spread of Dengue

Jain met mayors of municipal corporations who assured him of all possible steps to be taken to prevent spread of Dengue in Delhi.

Published: 17th September 2015 11:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2015 11:16 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: With a spurt in dengue cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain today met mayors of three municipal corporations who assured him of all possible steps to be taken by the civic bodies to prevent further spread of the vector-borne disease in the city.

The meeting comes a few hours after the Urban Development Department issued notices to commissioners of all the three municipal corporations to inform the government about the steps being taken to prevent spread of dengue.

"In today's meeting, all the three mayors briefed the health minister about steps being taken by the civic bodies to prevent the spread of dengue.

"The Minister has asked them for stepping up regular fumigation in residential and market areas across the national capital," said a senior government official.

In the meeting, all the three mayors have also apprised the ministers of the steps to prevent mosquito breeding.

According to South Delhi Mayor Subhash Arya, the government has asked hospitals to share dengue cases-related information with the civic agencies at the earliest.

"We get late information from hospitals in dengue cases, including death incidents, like in the case of Avinash. So, we requested that the information may be shared at the earliest. And, the government has also conveyed the same to the hospitals," Arya said.

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