Resources no constraint in fighting dengue: Sisodia

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Voicing his concern over increasing cases of dengue in the national capital, Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said resources would not be a constraint in fighting the disease.

“Resources will not be a constraint in fighting dengue. Whatever money and forces are needed will be provided in case of any shortage,” he said in a review meeting on dengue at the Delhi secretariat.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain along with commissioners of all the three municipal corporations, district magistrates, divisional commissioner and New Delhi Municipal Corporation officials participated in the meeting.

He instructed all officers to submit to him reports by 3 p.m. daily.

Taking cognizance of the complaints that fogging has not been done in many areas, Sisodia directed all Municipal Corporations Of Delhi commissioners to start fogging in every area of the city and monitor it properly.

“Monitoring of the fogging should be done properly. It should be ensured that fogging is being done in every area of the city. Inform me if you face any problem including the fund crunch. We will take every possible step to do away all the problems in fighting dengue,” he said.

Sisodia asked the sub-divisional magistrates (SDMs) to regularly visit their respective areas and keep a tab on the dengue menace.

“SDMs will keep a tab that all the government and private hospitals are admitting the dengue patients. Their numbers will be made available at all the hospitals so that patients can call them in case of any problem,” he said.

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