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'Free from dengue in 14 days'

delhi Updated: Sep 04, 2010 00:28 IST
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Commonwealth Games

A month before Commonwealth Games kicks off, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Friday, donned the cap of a civic overseer and took on the onus of getting rid of dengue-causing mosquitoes within a fortnight.

Dengue has infected 1,155 and killed three in Delhi this year.

The cleanliness drive begins on Monday with a deadline to cover 80 per cent of the Capital within two weeks.

The move is part of Centre's efforts to get the various agencies — Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Indian Railways, Delhi Cantonment Board and Public Works Department — to coordinate better and avoid a blame game.

"So far the agencies responsible had been working on their own, but now I'll ensure there's a coordinated effort. With the Games around the corner, we can't afford any more delay," said Azad.