35 cases of cholera reported in Delhi
The statistics were provided in a meeting chaired by Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri to review the situation.india Updated: May 02, 2006 17:50 IST
As many as 35 cases of cholera were reported in the national capital in the week ending on April 28.
The statistics were provided in a meeting chaired by Delhi Health Minister Yoganand Shastri to review the situation as regards water and vector-borne diseases.
Out of the 35 cases reported, 30 were from MCD areas, two were from neighbouring Uttar Pradesh, two from other states and one was untraceable, the minister said.
He said this year a total of 172 cases of cholera were reported in Delhi out of which 49 were reported from unauthorised colonies, 33 from regularised colonies, 34 from urbanised villages, 34 from JJ clusters and slums, three cases each from NDMC and Railways, 12 from other states while three other cases could not be traced.
In view of the onset of summer, when incidence of water-borne diseases increases, Shastri said the state government would ensure even distribution of cholera tablets in Delhi.
As part of preventive measures during the week in question, 1670 water samples were tested by the MCD, out of which 26 were found unfit.
As many as 8,10,796 clorine tablets and 4,896 ORS packets were distributed in Delhi.
Shastri, after the meeting with senior officers from Health Department, MCD, NDMC, DJB and Railways, said the concerned officials have been instructed to take necessary steps to check cases of malaria and cholera.