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Cabinet Secy reviews dengue, chikungunya situation

Amid rising cases of dengue and chikungunya in the national Capital, the Centre on Thursday directed the Delhi government to run awareness programmes and accelerate action for prevention and management of the twin diseases, which have plagued the city since the beginning of Monsoons. 

The high-level meeting, which was chaired by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha, reviewed the preparedness for dengue and chikungunya at a meeting of Committee of Secretaries of the Union government and representatives of the Delhi government as well as local bodies such as New Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Sinha asked the participants to accelerate action for prevention and management of dengue and 
chikungunya and said that these actions should be further facilitated by running public awareness programmes, availability of medicines and doctors, helpline facilities to the people and use of mobile clinics.

The Delhi administration was also asked them to put an effective monitoring system in place. They were also asked to ensure that residents will participate by taking necessary preventive measures by maintaining cleanliness and the local bodies will carry out necessary increased fogging in the area.
The committee was also informed by the Delhi government that there was no shortage of testing kits and medicines. 
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