MCDs pull up their socks to check dengue, chikungunya
Facing flak over the rise in dengue and chikungunya cases, the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) have announced to adopt some steps to check the spread of the vector-borne diseases.
While the three civic bodies – East, North and South – had earlier announced to add more medicines, equipment and staff to help patients, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Sunday announced to launch a fleet of 12 mobile vans to mitigate the effect of mosquito-borne diseases.
The agency informed that the treatment would be provided for free and doctors would be available on call. These vans will be launched on Monday.
“People need not panic as the SDMC is committed to providing treatment to all patients. In order to ensure proper care, the public health department has made all arrangements in these mobile vans. The vans will focus on all localities prone to or are affected by mosquitoes. They will focus on JJ clusters, regularised and unauthorised colonies. These vans will work as mobile clinics and if necessary, they will refer a patient to a hospital,” said an official.
Meanwhile, leader of the House Subhash Arya has requested all residents to cooperate with the SDMC’s field staff in carrying out fumigation drive. He has urged residents to allow domestic breeding checkers (DBCs) and other field staff to carry out fogging in their houses. The corporation has provided an identity proof to the DBCs and other field staff.