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The Union Health Ministry works to keep dengue under check

The Union Health Ministry works to keep dengue under check

The rising number of dengue cases has put forward the need of some stern measures in the health ministry department to monitor the situation in detail.

While the Union Health Minister JP Nadda is reported to be personally involved in reviewing the current situation in the national capital and other states, the ministry at large seems confident of curtaining the situation to flare up further.

An official release from the ministry said that several meetings have been taken with municipal bodies, Delhi government officials, Delhi Cantonment Board and directors of central government hospitals in Delhi to review the situation and preparedness to address and manage dengue and not allow it to escalate.

Health Secretary B.P. Sharma has asked the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) and the Municipal Corporations to coordinate their activities towards this end, the release said.

The health secretary has also written to his counterpart in the urban development ministry to allow access to several unoccupied buildings and rooftops of buildings for checking breeding.

The ministry has also undertaken intensive targeted multi-media activities to create mass awareness among the communities for prevention and control of Dengue, the release added.

The national capital has reported 301 dengue cases in the past one week and the total number of cases has crossed 830 till August.


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