Gear up to keep check on mosquito breeding: Govt
The Delhi government has asked all the agencies concerned to gear up in keeping a check on mosquito breeding in the city.delhi Updated: May 17, 2011 00:31 IST
The Delhi government has asked all the agencies concerned to gear up in keeping a check on mosquito breeding in the city.
The government has directed the agencies to make all efforts to ensure eradication of all possible sites where mosquito breeding takes place. It has also asked them to 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 city, Delhi health minister AK Walia said dengue and chikungunya are the most important emerging vector-borne diseases in the city.
He has directed health officials to provide status reports on cases of both diseases.
"Mosquito breeding has to be checked properly. The increase is chiefly due to increasing urbanisation without appropriate solid waste and water management," said Walia.
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.