Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed authorities to formulate a comprehensive plan to make Delhi mosquito free. Arvind Kejriwal issued directions at a high-level meeting of officers from the municipal corporations (MCD) and the Delhi government. Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that Delhi will be made mosquito-free, ”We will have to get rid of mosquito-borne diseases. It will be made a people’s movement. It is only possible with people’s participation”.
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said that the Chief Minister has directed the government hospitals to increase the number of beds by 20% to treat fever patients. Manish Sisodia added that the government will also set up a fee ceiling for dengue and chikungunya tests in the city.
According to a PTI report, this is the first meeting held by the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to review preparedness to deal with dengue and chikungunya cases. In an effort to ensure that fever patients don’t face any problem, Arvind Kejriwal has ordered to set up a call centre from where people can get information about the availability of beds in a particular hospital. Apart from this an online database of hospital beds will also be created.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will review the progress of the proposal in a meet in the next 10 to 15 days. Officers from the central government will also be involved in formulating the plan.