Kejriwal asks people to check mosquito breeding

first_imgNEW DELHI: Intensifying Delhi government’s ’10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute’ campaign, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet colleagues on Sunday visited some parts of the city, urging people to check mosquito breeding in their surroundings. After a visit to West Delhi’s Tri Nagar area, Kejriwal claimed that data showed the campaign was “successful” so far and cases of dengue were on the decline.Under the campaign launched on September 1, people are expected to devote 10 minutes at 10 AM every Sunday for draining stagnant water that could lead to breeding of mosquitoes. The campaign will conclude in mid November. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”I am very happy that this campaign has been successful so far and dengue has been controlled for the time being. There were many cases of dengue 3-4 years ago. As per cycle of the disease it was expected to recur on big scale this year but data show dengue has significantly declined in Delhi,” Kejriwal said. The dengue mosquito has a range of 200 metres so if people check their houses and encourage their neighbours to do it, Delhi will be saved from the disease, he said in Tri Nagar. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe chief minister also visited residents in the Gole Market area of his constituency –Kohat Enclave and Burari. “All of Delhi is like my family. Like we care for our own family, I am concerned about the health and well-being of the people of Delhi. This is why we are running this mega drive to protect people from dengue,” said the chief minister, at Gole Market. Commenting on why his government launched this campaign this year, Kejriwal said, “In 2015, 15,000 people had contracted dengue and 60 people had lost their lives. In 2018, Delhi had just 2,700 cases. We were warned by doctors that this year there is likely to be a sudden spike in cases because the dengue outbreak follows a cycle of 3-4 years. We didn’t want Delhi to suffer from an epidemic. This is why we have started this mega drive against dengue.” On the impact of the campaign, CM Kejriwal said, “I am very happy to report that this year there is a steep reduction in the number of cases of dengue.” After inspecting his own residence at 10 AM on Sunday morning, Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia met with small groups of residents in Manas Apartment, Acharya Niketan of Mayur Vihar Phase 1 and Pandav Nagar. He was assured by residents that they had become alert about stagnant water after Delhi government’s mega drive began on 1st September. Health Minister Satyendar Jain visited Paschim Vihar area of his constituency Shakurbasti to spread awareness. In Ballimaran, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Imran Hussain, along with a group of local residents oversaw the distribution of pamphlets with information about dengue mosquito and the precautions residents must take to prevent dengue. He was seen handing informational material to people in the neighbourhood, apart from checking whether residents had conducted their weekly inspection.last_img

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