Meeting held to review preparedness against dengue in Delhi

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday held a meeting with government officials to review the preparedness to tackle the dengue menace in the national capital.

He directed the officials to work on a war footing to prevent dengue, which is communicated through a mosquito bite, and prepare a plan to make people aware of the disease.

“We have to devise methods to stop public panic over dengue. Panic is one of the challenges we are facing. We must also prepare a communication plan to make people aware of the disease,” Sisodia said.

An official statement said the Health Department had prepared communication awareness kits and will distribute the same to 45 lakh households in the national capital in the coming weeks.

Workshops on dengue have been held in all mohalla clinics. The department also plans to run 355 fever clinics to tackle dengue.

Sisodia instructed the officials to increase the number of beds in government hospitals to accommodate all dengue patients.

“The Health Department has ensured enough beds and will use vacant beds for dengue patients if required,” the statement said.

–IANS

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