Over 90 cases of Chikungunya, 40 of dengue reported in Delhi

May 30, Tuesday : At least 96 cases of chikungunya have been reported in national capital till now , out of which 10 cases detected this month.

Meanwhile, 40 cases of dengue have been reported till 27 May, according to a municipal cooperation report.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had recently instructed authorities to make an inclusive plan on to curb the outbreak of the vector-borne diseases.

Out of the 96 chikungunya cases, 19 were recorded in April , while 34 were identified in March, 20 cases were detected in January and 13 in February.

As per the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), Eight dengue cases have been detected in May. While six cases of dengue were diagnosed in January, four in February, 11 in March and as many in last month.

Earlier , this month , Kejriwal had called a high-level meeting of officers from the three municipal corporations and the Delhi government to discuss plans to eliminate vector-borne diseases in Delhi.

“Delhi will be made mosquito-free. We will have to get rid of mosquito-borne diseases. It will be made a people’s movement. It is only possible with people’s participation,” Kejriwal had tweeted.

Wefornews Bureau 

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