We have successfully defeated dengue, says CM Kejriwal
New Delhi: The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated the people of Delhi for the success of 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign against Dengue. The Delhi CM inspected his home for signs of Dengue on the last Sunday of the '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' campaign and said that Delhi has presented a solution for Dengue to the whole world.
Kejriwal said, "I want to congratulate the people of Delhi. 10 weeks back, together we started the fight to combat Dengue. We initiated the campaign '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute', Har Ravivar, Dengue Par Vaar. It's the 10th week today and the last Sunday of checking your home for stagnant clean water. I am proud to say that we have successfully defeated Dengue. There were more than 15,000 cases in the year 2015 and 60 deaths. This year, there have been less than 1,100 cases until last week and no deaths. This is all because of the people of Delhi. People participated in the campaign in huge numbers, and we could not have done this without their support. Even celebrities, film-stars, journalists, and people from all walks of life participated in the campaign."
"People from outside Delhi congratulated us and wished us luck for this endeavor. I want to thank everyone on behalf of the people of Delhi. People residing in various parts of the country severely suffering from Dengue said they wished their states could also initiate such a campaign. I hope the entire world can initiate such campaigns. More than 100 countries are suffering from Dengue but they did not know how to combat this disease. But Delhi has shown them the way. I am really proud of the people of Delhi. Thank you!," added the Delhi CM.
An official document from the Delhi Government said that doctors had expressed apprehension to the Chief Minister, saying that this year, Dengue may intensify. 'The 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' campaign was initiated to ensure Delhi doesn't witness another outbreak of of the disease, and it has achieved great results.
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