Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan speaking to media in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo/ANI
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan speaking to media in New Delhi on Tuesday. Photo/ANI

Dr Vardhan reviews preparedness for vector-borne diseases with officials of Delhi government, municipal corporations

ANI | Updated: May 05, 2020 16:50 IST


New Delhi [India], May 5 (ANI): Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday held a review meeting with Delhi government officials and the city's municipal corporations over the preparedness to check vector-borne diseases in the national capital.
"Today, I held a review meeting with the officials of Delhi government and city's municipal corporations over the preparedness to deal with vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and malaria. It is important to take measures to control these diseases," said Dr Vardhan here after the meeting.
The Union Minister said that the meeting was necessary as everyone was busy in battling COVID-19. "It was important to have a meeting so that vector-borne diseases are not ignored. Last year, around 5,000 cases of dengue were reported. It is important to be better prepared to deal with such diseases," added Dr Vardhan. (ANI).

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