Amid the all precautions taken in the national capital by the concerned authorites, the death toll due to Chikungunya has risen to 13 in Delhi.
In a bid to check the situatin, Centre today sought a detailed report from the Delhi government on deaths due to chikungunya and dengue, including medical history of the deceased. Chikungunya and Dengue together have claimed 31 lives and affected nearly 3,000 people in Delhi. Altogether 18 people have died of Dengue, which has affected over 1,100 people in the city.
Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister J P Nadda met Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain to discuss the situation and assured all support to the city government.
Needless to say, the agencies has launched the awareness drive among people to prevent spread of diseases like dengue, malaria and chikunguniya. North DMC has launched public awareness campaigns through various media like metro trains, metro feeder buses, stickers, calendars, street plays, display hoarding, radio etc. to reach out to maximum range of people.
Apart from these, the municipal schools are also being sensitized through their teachers so that they spread the message. Inter-sectoral meetings with RWAs, market associations, NGOs and other stakeholders are being organized to take preventive measures. School students are also taking out rallies carrying placards with messages to sensitize citizens.