MCD making efforts to curb mosquito breeding: Dy Mayor

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New Delhi, June 17 (UNI) With Monsoons having arrived early in the Capital, the MCD has initiated all possible steps to curb mosquito breeding in the city in order to eliminate dengue and malaria, Deputy Mayor Divya Jaiswal said today.

Inaugurating an exhibition on Anti-Malaria&Dengue Programme organised by the Health Department at Rohtash Nagar, Mr Jaiswal said like last year, this year too, the MCD had formulated an action plan for prevention and control of Dengue which was being implemented on a war footing.

He said free diagnostic and treatment facilities for dengue and chickengunia were being provided at 33 government hospitals.

The MCD was making all-out efforts to create public awareness amongst citizens to initiate steps to crub mosquito breeding thereby eliminating dengue and malaria, he added.

Mr Jaiswal informed that in 1996 there was a major outbreak of dengue in which 10,000 cases were reported and 400 dengue patients died. Thereafter, the MCD accelerrated its efforts to combat vector borne diseases.

These efforts proved successful and in 2006 there were only 38 dengue cases and only one death from Dengue was reported in 2007.

Former Deputy Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly Alok Kumar, Deputy Health Oficer Mr Rawat and representatives of various Resident Welfare Associations of Trans Yamuna Area were also present at the function.

Mr Alok Kumar speaking on this occasion advised citizen to cover their body by wearing dresses so as to prevent mosquito bites and initiate necessary steps to combat mosquioto breeding.

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