Extended chikungunya season sparks Delhi mosquito action
Chief minister pledges to eradicate vector-borne diseases in the capital
The chikungunya season usually ends in December, but 89 cases have been reported so far this year, making mosquito eradication a top public health priority, the Times of India reported.
Out of the 89 chikungunya cases, 19 were recorded last month and 34 were diagnosed in March. Twenty cases were diagnosed in January and 13 in February. Three cases have been reported so far this month.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met with officers from the three municipal corporations and the Delhi government on May 13 to talk about how to eradicate vector-borne diseases in the city.
Kejriwal tweeted: “Delhi will be made mosquito-free. We will have to get rid of mosquito-borne diseases. It will be made a people’s movement. It is only possible with people’s participation.”