Dengue cases in Delhi rise to 435; Min reviews situation

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New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) Delhi Minister for Health and Social Welfare Yoganand Shastri today reviewed the vector-borne diseases situation in Delhi even as the Municipal corporation of Delhi(MCD) said 25 new cases of dengue were reported from the Capital city, taking to 435 the number of those infected with the virus.

After a meeting with senior officers of Delhi Government, MCD and the New Delhi Municipal Council, Dr Shastri said officers have been instructed to take all necessary preventive measures to have a check on cases of malaria, cholera and dengue in the capital.

Dr Shastri has also instructed the MCD to deploy more breeding investigating inspectors immediately. He has asked to concentrate vigorously in Najafgarh, Karol Bagh, Jahangirpuri, Okhla and Malka Ganj localities.

Stressing on the need for awareness among the people about dangers of mosquitoes breeding in houses and other premises, the Delhi Health Minister said the Government would take all possible preventive measures for malaria cases so that mosquito breeding is controlled.

The Minister also instructed issuing legal notices and challans to the owners of buildings for non-compliance of anti-larval measures.

He stressed need of prevention, as it is better than cure.

He has exhorted children to wear full-sleeve dress to keep away mosquitoes.

Meanwhile, MCD chief Health officer N K Yadav said 25 new cases of dengue were reported from the city today, raising to 435 the number of cases of dengue from across the city.

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