Delhi gears up to check mosquito breeding

May 16th, 2011 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday instructed all agencies concerned to make full efforts to stop breeding of mosquitoes and sensitise people to drink boiled water during the next few months.

Chairing a high-level meeting of officials on steps to prevent spread of water and vector borne disease in the capital, Health Minister A.K. Walia said dengue and chikungunya are the most important emerging vector-borne diseases in the city. He instructed health officials to submit daily reports on cases of both diseases.

“The increase is due to uncontrolled urbanisation without appropriate solid waste and water management,” he said.

Civic agencies have made arrangements for online reporting of dengue cases and strict surveillance for the improved reporting of cases.

The meeting was attended by the Delhi health secretary, the director of health services and senior officers of civic agencies, the Delhi Cantonment Board, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), irrigation and flood control and other departments concerned.

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