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Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat
01-September-2016 19:11 IST
Cabinet Secretary reviews Dengue / Chikungunya situation

The Cabinet Secretary Sh. P.K.Sinha today reviewed the preparedness of Dengue and chikungunya in a meeting of Committee of Secretaries of the Union Government and representatives of the Government of Delhi and local bodies such as New Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Municipal Corporations.

The Cabinet Secretary asked the participants to accelerate action for prevention and management of dengue and chikungunya and said that these actions should be further facilitated by running public awareness programmes, availability of medicines and doctors, helpline facilities to the people and use of mobile clinics. He also asked them to put effective monitoring system in place.

Shri Sinha hoped that the residents will also participate by taking necessary preventive measures by maintaining cleanliness and the local bodies will carry out necessary increased fogging in the area. The Committee was also informed that there was no shortage of testing kits and medicines

The meeting was attended by Secretaries of Department of Health & Family Welfare, Department of Health Research, Department of Ayush, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Chief Secretary of Delhi and senior officers from Ministries of Urban Development, Information & Broadcasting, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, North Delhi Municipal Corporation and South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

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