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Azad to review Delhi dengue situation today

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will today hold a review of the Delhi government's preparedness to tackle dengue in the wake of a rise in the number of cases of the disease

PTI PTI Updated on: September 26, 2013 6:53 IST
azad to review delhi dengue situation today
azad to review delhi dengue situation today

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad will today hold a review of the Delhi government's preparedness to tackle dengue in the wake of a rise in the number of cases of the disease in the city.




Azad has convened a meeting of the Commissioners and Mayors of the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi and the state Health Minister, along with heads of top government hospitals. Senior Health Ministry officials, too, will be present at the meeting.

Besides assessing the situation, Azad will also see if an intervention by the Centre was required to check the further spread of the disease in the national capital. Senior Health Ministry officials had earlier held a similar review meeting on dengue.

With 11 more dengue deaths reported in the city yesterday, the toll from the disease in the city has climbed to 16. As per the official MCD report, a total of 1,355 cases of dengue had been reported in Delhi till day before yesterday.

Civic authorities had yesterday suspended two top officials from the north corporation for failing to check the rising cases of dengue.

Delhi government has asked civic bodies to effectively concentrate on preventive measures to fight the disease. It has also issued a circular for all schools in the city suggesting steps to check the spread of dengue.

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