Prepared To Deal With Dengue, Chikungunya: Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal

Dengue and chikungunya are two water-borne diseases which hit the city-state every year during the monsoon.

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Prepared To Deal With Dengue, Chikungunya: Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal said the government will try its best this year to keep the number of cases low. (FILE)


New Delhi: 

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said that his government is prepared to deal with the challenge of dengue and chikungunya -- two water-borne diseases which hit the city-state every year during the monsoon.

Asking the people to take preventive measures, the Chief Minister said, "We are ready to face any challenges this year."

"The monsoon is about to reach Delhi. There are heavy chances of diseases like chikungunya and dengue. We wish you and your family a healthy life," he said.

Mr Kejriwal on Thursday held a meeting with officials of all departments concerned and reviewed the preparedness to deal with vector-borne diseases effectively.

As many as 2,700 cases of dengue were reported last year as compared to 15,000 cases in 2015. "We will try our best this year to keep the number low," Mr Kejriwal said in a tweet.



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