New Delhi, September 22 (IANS): Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday the government was fully prepared to stop the spread of dengue fever in the capital.
He said that so far 87 cases of dengue have been reported in September, up from 188 cases in September last year.
“September, October and November are the three months with the highest number of dengue cases each year. The Delhi government is fully prepared. We are running a 10 week, 10 hour, 10 minute campaign to curb the spread. dengue fever, ”he told reporters, adding that the campaign had been very successful.
Noting that it takes ten days for dengue mosquito eggs to hatch, he said the standing water should be removed once a week.
He said instructions have been given to heads of various government departments to participate in his campaign to combat dengue fever and ensure that there is no breeding of mosquito larvae in their premises, and if so is found, the head of the department concerned will have to pay a fine.
The minister said the number of Covid cases was also under control over the past two months, but urged people to follow appropriate Covid behavior every time they step outside.
On the issue of Delhi HC’s remark on the Oxygen Death Audit Committee case, he said the Delhi government had formed a committee to find out who had died from lack of oxygen, but the Center, through the intermediary of the lieutenant governor, had blocked it. He said that as the High Court has spoken, the committee will certainly be formed to investigate the death due to the oxygen crisis, and that this is not the case with medical negligence.
“The job of this committee is to investigate any death that anyone claims to have caused due to an oxygen shortage, whether at home or in hospital. The panel will investigate and recommend compensation up to ‘at Rs 5 lakh as a result, “he said.