The NCT suffers from Chikungunya and dengue and around 10 people have died so far, On Wednesday Delhi LG Najeeb Jung held a meeting to review the situation related to the spread of Chikungunya and Dengue in the national capital.
The meeting was attended by Minister of Health Satyendra Jain, Chief Secretary K K Sharma, Pr. Secretary (Finance) S. N. Sahai, Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) Chandrakar Bharti, Chairman (NDMC), All 3 Municipal Commissioners with their Medical Health Officers, Medical Superintendents of all Major Hospitals of Delhi and other senior officers of GNCTD.
The LG took charge of the situation and got feedback from Medical Superintendents of major hospitals in Delhi over the growing problem of Dengue and Chikungunya.
The North Municipal Corporation gave its report that Delhi has 105 cases of Dengue and 148 cases of Chikungunya. Both hospitals under North MCD, that is, Hindu Rao and Kasturba have sufficient bed capacity.
The East Delhi Municipal Corporation reported 70 cases of Dengue and 57 cases of Chikungunya. The East MCD has 700 Domestic Breeder Checkers and 4 spray machines, fogging machines, and pumps. The East MCD is also running 8 mobile dispensaries and its officials are making field visits.
The South Municipal Corporation has reported several cases of Dengue and Chikungunya too. The South MCD has deployed 1200 Domestic Breeder Checker Workers who are visiting 50 houses daily. The South MCD has issued 51000 legal notices and has prosecuted 5000 people for breeding of mosquitoes. The South MCD is also running 9 fever clinics and has 12 mobile dispensaries dispensing medicines round the clock.
The LG directed Health Department and MCD to aware people regarding the same – about prevention and cure – with the help of TV and Radio advertisements, posters, etc. He told them to spread information regarding Dos and Don’ts, especially in areas which are more prone to getting the disease – LG urged the citizens to ensure that no water stagnates and water tanks and other utensils used for water storage are kept covered.
LG has appealed to the people of the state to come together and fight against the menace and rise from all the political considerations. He Said, “Historically, in an emergency, people have come together and fought together. That is what is required now.”