In response to a worrying rise in Delhi’s dengue cases, Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena has called for immediate action. He has directed the heads of the Municipal Corporation and New Delhi Municipal Council to implement effective preventive measures. This includes ensuring medicines and hospital beds are readily available for those affected by the disease.
The Lieutenant Governor has also emphasized the importance of proper sanitation and efforts to mitigate mosquito breeding. He’s urged officials to ensure adequate facilities at dispensaries and hospitals, and called on the city’s residents to take all necessary precautions to protect themselves against this potentially deadly disease.
In response, MCD officials have confirmed that arrangements are being made to control mosquito breeding. A budget of Rs 81.6 crore has been allocated for this purpose this year. They’ve assured that there is sufficient stock of insecticides and equipment for spraying and fogging to control the mosquito population.
While the exact figures for this year’s dengue cases are not yet publicly available, sources confirm that there has been a significant increase in cases. Given the seriousness of this situation, the Lieutenant Governor’s directives come at a crucial time, with the hope of curbing the outbreak and ensuring the health and well-being of Delhi’s residents.