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Dikshit reviews situation to check water borne diseases

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit asked top officials of her administration to review the situation after cholrea cases were reported.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2003 11:00 IST

In the wake of 35 cases of cholera being detected in various parts of Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday asked top officials of her administration to review the situation and issued instructions for immediate compliance.

The officials were instructed to improve the sanitation in the city during the meeting attended by Health Minister A K Walia, Mayor Ashok Kumar Jain, Chief Secretary Shailaja Chandra and MCD Commissioner Rakesh Mehta among others.

It was decided to make "special efforts" to combat the diseases in areas susceptible to them. Civil lines, Rohini, Central Zone of MCD, unauthorised colonies, JJ clusters and urbanised villages were found to be more susceptible, an official release said.

Dikshit also emphasised the need for an information campaign on water-borne diseases in the city to educate the people, it said.

First Published: Jul 17, 2003 11:00 IST