Dengue cases in capital: Azad holds meeting with Walia

Union Health Minister meets his Delhi counterpart to review dengue cases before CWG.

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2010, 18:21 PM IST

New Delhi: Amid concerns over rising dengue cases ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today held a meeting with his Delhi
counterpart to review the situation.

Delhi Health Minister Kiran Walia said that during the
meeting Azad emphasised on a coordinated effort to tackle the
outbreak.

"A five point agenda has been prepared. The next
review meeting will be held after 15 days," Walia told
reporters after the meeting. Besides Walia, the meeting was attended by senior officials of the Union Health Ministry and Delhi Mayor Kanwar
Sain.

Dengue has till now shown no signs of abating in the
national capital where the number of cases reached 1,081
yesterday with 67 more patients testing positive for the
vector-borne disease.

Already Indian missions abroad have expressed concern
about the situation ahead of the Games and asked the
government to take steps to contain the situation.

PTI