Kejriwal Asks MLAs to be Alert on Fight Against Dengue

As Delhi battles against dengue menace, Kejriwal asked its MLAs to check their constituencies on availability of medicines, testing kits, cleanliness in hospitals.

Published: 18th September 2015 10:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2015 10:53 PM   |  A+A-

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a gathering after launching an anti-corruption helpline in New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 5, 2015. (AP Photo)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: As the city battles against the dengue menace, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asked all its MLAs to keep checking their constituencies on availability of medicines, testing kits and cleanliness in hospitals.

In a meeting called by Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia at his Civil Lines residence, the chief minister also directed all 21 MLAs, who are attached to the managing committee of the hospitals, to visit there on a daily basis and keep checking for vacant spaces where additional patients could be accommodated.

"The chief minister briefed the MLAs on the dos and dont's of dengue. He asked the them to keep checking in their constituencies on the availability of medicines, testing kits and cleanliness in the hospitals," the AAP said.

The MLAs have also been asked to deal with the fear of dengue that has gripped people after number of cases mounted to over 2,000 and death toll reached 17.

"We have been asked to visit the JJ clusters and see whether there are dengue patients are not. If there are, then we are supposed to ensure their proper treatment. People are currently living under fear psychosis, so we are supposed to make them aware of the disease and ask them to consume more water.

"We have also been asked to ensure proper fogging is done in the area," said an MLA who attended the meet.

The party had yesterday announced that it would press into action private practitioners to deal with the dengue problem and open free fever clinics across the city.

Apart from it, they have asked its volunteers to visit household and make people aware of dengue. In case if they find a dengue patient, they will report it to the local malaria inspector and ensure fogging in the area.

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