Mosquito-breeding found at 15 hospitals, says Jain
Mosquito-breeding was found at 15 hospitals in the national Capital during a recent inspection, Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain said on Friday, even as he maintained that the government is working on a strategy to tackle the outbreak of dengue during the monsoon season.
"We met MCD (Municipal Corporations), <g data-gr-id="32">NDMC</g> and Cantonment Board officials today to work out a strategy to deal with dengue. People are not aware of the fact that they need to regularly area with clean water to check mosquito breeding. Dengue and malaria mosquitoes breed in clean water. We have found mosquito breeding at 15 hospitals. We will check all hospitals, government offices, factories, etc," he said.
Jain added a dengue awareness campaign would also be launched. "The campaign will be run with schoolchildren. If we tell them where these mosquitoes breed and what are the symptoms, they will raise awareness about it in their families," he said.
He also advised people to avoid dehydration and assured them that there is no need to panic.
Asked about whether the hospitals have been issued challans, Jain said: "Checks are being conducted and wherever mosquito-breeding found, they will be issued warnings and if the problem continues, challans will be issued to them.”
The Minister, however, did not specify if all 15 were government hospitals or included private facilities too.
Meanwhile, in a reshuffle, the Health and Family Welfare Department today ordered transfers of 13 senior officials including Chief Medical Officers and Medical Superintendents.