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Delhi gears up for vector-borne diseases ahead of rains


New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Ahead of the monsoon season, the Delhi government on Thursday directed all the concerned departments to take strict measures to keep a check on the vector-borne diseases like dengue, chinkungunya and malaria.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal chaired a review meeting over preparedness for these diseases.

The meeting was attended by Delhi Cabinet Ministers and representatives of all the concerned departments, a government official said.

"The Chief Minister has directed all the agencies to take strict measures to control these diseases," the official said.

In a tweet, Kejriwal said the number of dengue cases in 2015 were 15,000 which came down to 2,700 in 2018.

"We are expecting fewer cases this year," he said.


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