Union Health Minister JP Nadda today urged the people of Delhi not to panic over surging cases of chikungunya and dengue and focus on stopping the breeding of mosquitoes.
"There is no need to panic. Everywhere, and especially in Delhi, we need people to cooperate. Breeding of mosquitoes should be stopped,” JP Nadda said.
Nadda said that the Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has assured him that they had all required resources to combat the situation arising out of the surge in cases of chikungunya and dengue.
"I talked to Satyendra Jain as well... He said they have all resources and are working according to the guidelines of central government," he said.
According to Nadda, Jain assured him that Delhi had all required medicines, beds in hospitals as well as testing facilities.
Nine deaths due to vector borne diseases -- including five from chikungunya and four from dengue -- were reported in the national capital till Tuesday.
Stressing on the need to maintain hygiene and sanitation, J P Nadda said, "Every family must pitch in as the breeding centres are at homes. We need to check that there is no water logging."
(With IANS inputs)