Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting with his ministers, all civic bodies and medical superintendents of hospitals on May 13 to review the measures taken to tackle dengue and chikungunya. This is the first meeting headed by the CM of its sort this year in the national capital.
A senior official said that, in the meeting, the CM will seek to know about the preparedness of the authorities to tackle dengue, chikungunya and also how severe the spread of these diseases can be this year. The meeting will also focus on the experiences of the authority who fought the spread of the diseases last year.
“He will also seek details on the preparedness of the civic bodies to tackle these diseases,” the official said.
Chief Secretary M M Kutty has been directed by the CM to coordinate the meeting and asked all authorities concerned – the New Delhi Municipal Council, all three municipal corporations, medical superintendents, health department – to come prepared for the meeting.
Notably, 27 cases of dengue and 79 chikungunya cases have been reported till April 15, 2017.