Delhi govt promises financial help to MCD to check dengue

With dengue outbreak emerging as a major cause of concern ahead of the Commonwealth Games, Delhi government said it would extend financial assistance to MCD to control the disease.

New Delhi: With dengue outbreak emerging as a
major cause of concern ahead of the Commonwealth Games,
Delhi government today said it would extend financial
assistance to MCD to control the disease which has affected
1,155 people in the city so far.

"We will extend all possible financial assistance to MCD
to control dengue. Funds will not be a problem at all," Health
Minister Kiran Walia said. MCD has been insisting that they
were facing fund crunch to carry out the drive to check
dengue.

Walia, after visiting several Games venues, said all
necessary steps are being taken to control the disease as soon
as possible.

Health department officials said Pest Control of India
PCI) and MCD will work together to destroy mosquito breeding
in all the Games venues.

They said PCI has been entrusted with the responsibility
of controlling and destroying the breeding of mosquito at all
the flats in Games venues while MCD has been asked to destroy
mosquito breeding in open areas.

Walia has instructed all city hospitals to remain ready
to meet any eventuality.

Earlier, at a high-level meeting, Walia told Union
Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that all help would be
extended to MCD for controlling the dengue.

PTI

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