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DENGThe Supreme Court on Thursday expressed disappointment over Delhi govt’s steps taken to control dengue and chikungunya and directed CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold another meet with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung today to chalk out a strategy to curb vector-borne diseases.

Earlier on October 5, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain met the Lieutenant Governor and agreed to fight chikungunya and dengue “together”.

In the meeting, Health Minister Jain explained the government’s stance to the L-G, who directed departments concerned to intensify fight against vector-borne diseases, especially in the wake of recent rains.

He directed the Delhi Health Secretary to hold weekly review meeting.

“We reviewed preparedness relating to dengue and chikungunya. Numbers of cases of these diseases have come down significantly. In the meeting, all have agreed to fight chikungunya and dengue cases,” Jain told reporters after attending the meeting at L-G Secretariat.

The L-G office in a statement said the MCD commissioners informed they have drawn a roster for field visits by DCs, which is being followed strictly.

Till October 1, 2,133 dengue and 5,293 chikungunya cases have been reported in Delhi. In the national capital, dengue has claimed 21 live while chikungunya 15.

(With PTI Inputs)

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