Dengue cases are increasing continuously in the national capital. The municipal corporation is battling the worst dengue outbreak in the last three years. More than 3,000 home breeding checkers have been pressed into action by the three corporations to contain the dengue outbreak. The East Delhi Municipal Corporation, which has areas close to the river, has marked 16 areas as red zones where mosquito infestation is high. Spraying of medicines is being done continuously. Apart from this, officers have been deployed to check the tanks, coolers, utensils, who are going door-to-door to check it.
Team of experts sent to nine states
The Union Health Ministry has deputed central teams of experts in nine states and union territories (UTs) to assist them in managing the dengue outbreak. These teams will provide technical guidance, including public health measures, to health officials in the states. The Health Ministry has taken this step in view of the high number of dengue cases reported in Haryana, Punjab, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday directed the Union Health Secretary to identify the states with the most active cases of dengue and send teams of experts there.
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Dengue cases increasing continuously in Delhi
Delhi has reported over 1,530 dengue cases so far this year, of which around 1,200 were reported in October alone, which is the highest number in the month in the last four years. In Maharashtra’s Pune, the municipal corporation registered 168 cases of the vector-borne disease in the month of October. Though this is less than the 192 dengue cases reported in the city in September, the decline is modest. The government is taking all possible steps to prevent dengue. From investigation to door-to-door spraying of medicines is being done.
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