Dengue cases surging high; Mansukh Mandaviya calls a meeting


With the onset of the monsoon season every year, the city encounters a dengue outbreak. This time the cases are not yet stopped and the city is seeing a major uptick in cases. To address the issue, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will chair a meeting on Monday as the cases are seeing an alarming surge. The meeting will be held at 10:00 am where the health minister will discuss ways on how the Centre can assist the Delhi government to curb the rising dengue cases. Officials from the National Centre for Disease Control and National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme will also be attending the meeting. 

Official sources had informed on Sunday, “Delhi has witnessed a surge in dengue cases. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will review the situation with the Delhi government and also provide assistance in curbing the rise in cases.”

Over 1000 dengue cases have been seen in Delhi so far out of which 280 cases have been recorded last week. The report posted last week mentioned. 665 dengue cases were recorded in the first 23 days of this month alone. Also the first death due to this vector-borne disease was reported on October 18.

The Delhi government has ordered the state-run hospitals to use the Covid-19 treatment beds for dengue, malaria and chikungunya patients in the capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Sunday.

The decision came into effect after seeing that the number of Covid cases has been decreasing in the state while dengue, malaria, and chikungunya are on the rise. 

“These beds will be completely separated from those of the Covid-19 patients and the staff here will also be separate so that there is no possibility of transmission of infection,” the minister said.

“The Delhi government is fully prepared to prevent the spread of dengue and all preparations for the treatment of the vector-borne disease have been made in all the hospitals,” he said.

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