39 dengue cases reported in Delhi, Nadda holds meeting

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Thirty-nine dengue cases have been reported in the national capital so far, a civic body report said on Monday.

While 15 cases of dengue were reported in June, 24 cases have been reported in the first 10 days of July.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda chaired a meeting with Delhi Health Minsiter Satyendra Jain and Mayors of all Delhi corporations here to review the preparedness for prevention and control of dengue in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

The vector-borne disease claimed at least 80 lives in 2015, a year that saw 15,867 cases of dengue.

Assuring all necessary help to Delhi government, Nadda informed that 33 surveillance labs, 2 apex labs with advanced diagnostic facilities are adequately equipped to undertake dengue tests.

He said that all State Governments have been advised to ensure price capping on dengue testing.

–IANS

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