New Delhi, Sep 19: As all Indians unite for the India-Pakistan cricket match “, Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal has asked to join hands in the similar manner to eliminate the mosquitoes from every corner of National Capital and to jointly declare a war on mosquitoes.
Kejriwal has urged to the public via video message and also stated that he directed Health Minister Satyendar Jain to buy as many fogging machines as were needed in the next two or three days.
He said it was time for the Delhi government, the central government and the BJP-controlled municipal corporations to join hands to take on the mosquitoes to check the spread of chikungunya and dengue.
Kejriwal, discharged earlier on Sunday after a throat surgery in Bengaluru, said that almost every family in Delhi is affected by chikungunya.
While condemning the “politics” played over who was responsible for the mosquito menace, he said he had told Jain to “start a war-like campaign against mosquitoes for one-and-a-half months”.
He said every second day there should be fogging in every street and every locality in the capital to get rid of the mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes, he underlined, “do not differentiate between the Congress and BJP people”.
He said there was enough facility in the Delhi government hospitals to tackle dengue and chikungunya but the problem of mosquitoes remained.
“It will not be good if we continue to blame civic bodies which did not do their duty… Now every Delhiite should do it. Civic bodies, the Delhi government and the central government, all should do it jointly,” Kejriwal said.
Delhi has so far witnessed 32 deaths due to vector-borne diseases.