'Children, women have role in preventing mosquito breeding'
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged the children and women of the city that they should come forward against the vector borne diseases like Dengue and Chikungunya. Addressing a gathering of mega training against Dengue and Chikungunya, the CM also said that if the citizens become aware of these diseases then Delhi will come out of this phase.
"Every year reports on Dengue and Chikungunya come. We do meetings and files get piled up but the situation stays the same," CM Kejriwal said. The CM reminded that the mosquitos for these diseases grow in the neighbourhood and only our own awareness can resolve the issue. Addressing the children he said,"Make a promise that every morning before going to school you search your house and if you find anywhere clean water is deposited then clear that."
He also urged the teachers of the schools to make this a regular practice for the students. He also urged the women to be more aware on this issue and said, "If the children and women along with all others come forward then we will come out of this problem soon."
The Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain and other cabinet ministers were present on the occasion.
Nearly 290 cases of dengue were reported in the national capital over the last week taking the total number of people affected by the disease to 945 this season, according to a municipal report.
The number of people affected by malaria this year till August 26 has climbed to 473, while the figure for Chikungunya stands at 339. Of the 945 cases, 435 affected people were residents of Delhi, while the rest were patients from other states. Of the 435 cases of Delhi residents, 249 were reported this month.