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Dengue witnesses 38 percent rise in Delhi in one week

Press Trust of India
30th Jul 2015
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According to Medical Health Officer (MHO), East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC), K K Chaudhary, there are total of 33 hospitals for diagnosing dengue, out of which six hospitals fall in east Delhi. He said the department has a team of 710 domestic breeding checkers (DBCs) for creating awareness and detecting mosquito-breeding.


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The NDMC official said, “We have about 1,300 DBCs, and as soon as monsoon season approaches, we intensify our drive to ward off any disease outbreak situation due to mosquito- breeding.” Over 69,496 households have been found positive during a check for mosquito breeding in various areas. For NDMC, the corresponding figure was 15,844, for EDMC 14,404 and for SDMC it stood at 39,248 as per the report.

Union Health Minister J P Nadda has been carrying surprise inspection of various hospitals lately to assess their preparedness to deal with any situation of outbreak of dengue. He has also directed them to increase the blood platelets storage at the hospitals to meet any exigencies.

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