About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Delhi Registers 489 Dengue Cases So Far This Year

by Colleen Fleiss on November 7, 2020 at 10:13 PM
Font : A-A+

Delhi Registers 489 Dengue Cases So Far This Year

Delhi has registered only 489 dengue cases so far this year with no deaths from the mosquito-borne tropical disease.

Sharing the figure, the Delhi government on Saturday said this was a drastic difference compared to 2015 when 15,867 cases and 60 deaths were recorded.

Advertisement


Congratulating the people of Delhi for their participation in this campaign which has resulted in zero deaths due to dengue, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to all the citizens to join this campaign this Sunday.

Kejriwal has also expressed his gratitude to the citizens of Delhi for their enthusiastic participation.

Responding to the appeal of the Delhi CM this year, the Delhi government's statement said children to Resident Welfare Associations, traders, celebrities and the ordinary citizens made the '10 Hafte 10 Baje, 10 Minute' campaign a significant success story.
Advertisement

"Today is the 9th Sunday of the ongoing campaign against dengue. I changed the water accumulated at my house," Kejriwal tweeted last week.

The cases of dengue have reduced even more and no dengue-related death has taken place in Delhi this year. Delhi has again defeated dengue. #10Hafte10Baje10Minute Har Ravivaar, Dengue Par Vaar.

Hailing the campaign, Anand Mahindra, Chairman of the Mahindra Group tweeted, "A seemingly small piece of news but such 'human development' indicators affect the quality of our everyday lives. Such milestones are worth celebrating."

Last week Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain credited the Kejriwal government's anti-dengue campaign for no dengue-related deaths this year.

"Delhi people did it! No death due to dengue this year. There is also a sharp fall in the number of cases compared to the figures reported last year. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's campaign '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' has been made a success by you all," Jain tweeted.

On September 6, Kejriwal kicked-off the '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' campaign by inspecting his house for any signs of stagnant clean water and draining it, which can lead to the breeding of mosquitoes and other vector-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya.

Last year, the same cooperation from the people, RWAs, religious and cultural associations, ministers and MLAs and public leaders and influencers had played a huge role in reducing the impact of dengue in the city, with only 2,036 cases and two deaths.

The first edition of the anti-dengue campaign was launched in 2019.

The Delhi government this year launched a dengue helpline -- 01123300012 -- and a WhatsApp helpline -- 8595920530 -- to assist the general public.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Goji Berries May Protect Against Age-Related Vision Loss
Tapping — A Proven Self-Applied Stress Intervention
Black Pepper as Preventive Measure Against Omicron
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Dengue Fever Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Mosquito Diseases Dengue and Homeopathy Chikungunya and Homeopathy Chikungunya Dengue Top 15 Doīs and Donīts for Preventing and Managing Dengue Fever Dengue Vaccine 

Recommended Reading
Dengue
Dengue is a tropical disease caused by mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus. Symptoms include ......
Quiz on Dengue
Dengue is an endemic problem in several countries including India. Check if you know enough ......
Delhi Chief Minister Launches Anti-Dengue Campaign
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal began the '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute campaign' - a mass ......
Subseasonal Forecasts To Predict Dengue Outbreaks
Subseasonal rainfall and temperature forecasts can be used to predict outbreaks of dengue fever by ....
Chikungunya
Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by mosquito bites; it causes fever, severe joint pain and rash...
Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic ......
Dengue Vaccine
Several dengue vaccines are under development. Dengvaxia, Sanofi’s live-attenuated tetravalent dengu...
Mosquito Diseases
Mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria, filaria, dengue, etc are common in places conducive of mosqu...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
open close
ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE
I have read and I do accept terms of use - Telemedicine

Advantage Medindia: FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)