Dengue may increase after rain, what is the government’s action plan to deal with the crisis?

Delhi Government Dengue Meeting: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a high-level meeting with officials at his residence today keeping in mind the growing threat of dengue. Instructions have been given to take strict preventive measures. After this, CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that this time the rainy season has become longer, due to which the risk of dengue may increase.

In this regard, a complete plan was prepared by holding a meeting with the officials of the Health Department, MCD, NDMC and other departments. Several steps will be taken in the coming days. School children in particular will be involved in dengue prevention on a large scale. Entire Delhi together will defeat dengue again this time. Along with this, the district level officials have been instructed to make people aware of the prevention of diseases caused by mosquitoes in their respective areas.

What steps will the government take?
Cooperation of all RWAs and construction sites will be taken to prevent dengue and government officials will also monitor it in their offices. Along with this, people are being made aware by running an awareness campaign through different media on behalf of the Delhi government.

During the meeting, officials said that along with making people aware, house-to-house checks are being conducted regarding the compliance of the guidelines issued by the government. People are being told what necessary steps should be taken to prevent the spread of dengue. Where non-compliance of guidelines is found, challan action is also being taken.

How will the awareness campaign be conducted among children?
It was discussed in the meeting that everyone’s cooperation is necessary for the prevention of dengue. For this, it is necessary that every citizen living in Delhi should make every possible effort to prevent the spread of dengue at their level. For this, it has been decided to involve the children of all schools in the awareness campaign. The children will be encouraged to visit their homes and check that there is no water stagnation in their homes. If the water is accumulating then clean it and stop the breeding of dengue and also educate the family members.

What instructions did the Chief Minister give to the officials?
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also instructed all government officials to keep an eye on dengue. The officials have been instructed to do daily checks in their offices so that there is no dengue mosquito breeding. By checking such places, instructions have been given to clean them.

Along with this, water remains stagnant in construction sites and sometimes the workers do not pay attention to it, due to which dengue mosquito keeps breeding and the workers living there become victims of dengue. In view of this, instructions have been given to all the construction sites that the contractors should ensure that there is no standing water in or around their site. If water is found anywhere, clean it or apply kerosene etc., so that mosquitoes do not breed.

What did the Chief Minister say about RWA?
Also like previous years, this time also the help of all RWAs will be taken for dengue prevention and control. All RWAs by the government have been asked to cooperate in the awareness campaign. All R.W.A. have been asked to go door-to-door in their respective areas to sensitize people, so that people follow the guidelines.

DM, SDM and Tehsildar and other officers at the district level will visit their respective areas to strictly implement the measures being taken to prevent dengue. In the meeting, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has instructed the officials to strictly follow the steps being taken to prevent dengue.

Which places do officials visit every Saturday?
Officers will visit construction sites, hospitals every Saturday where there is a high chance of waterlogging and if the guidelines are followed by the concerned. Necessary action will also be taken in case of non-compliance. In this regard, instructions have been given not to tolerate any kind of negligence in the hospitals. If the dengue mosquito breeds in the hospital premises, then the patient there along with their family members can also be affected by dengue.

CM Arvind Kejriwal said that currently it is not raining, but this time it is raining. Due to this, there is an increasing possibility that there may be an increase in dengue cases in the coming days. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal directed the officials to visit the construction sites every Saturday and check the guidelines. The support of school children, RWA, construction sites etc. should also be taken to make the ongoing awareness campaign against dengue a success.

What is the action plan for dengue prevention?

  • 35 hospitals have been identified for early diagnosis and supportive treatment.
  • Every case is being reported.
  • Departments are providing case based monitoring and immediate response.
  • Reporting by government and private health facilities.
  • Vector management is being done by departments, including larval source management and fogging.
  • Monitoring, monitoring and evaluation at all levels by various institutions.
  • Ensuring coordination and partnership between various departments of Delhi Government.

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