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Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi govt gears up to confront the dengue menace in the national capital
Dengue, as we all know, has been a major pain in the neck for any government that has been on the ruling side in Delhi.

This mosquito-borne disease claims a lot of lives every year owing to stagnation of water in various parts of the national capital. Even though the government has tried a lot in the previous years to curb the spread of this disease by spreading awareness through media, public hoardings etc, but all efforts seem to have proved futile. 

On Saturday, Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that the Delhi government will prepare a very elaborate and comprehensive plan for the recurrence of this vector-borne disease this year.

He said, "The CM has directed that a comprehensive proposal be made, for which officials of the Centre, state government, civic bodies and NCR will pitch in. We have to find a way to make Delhi mosquito-free."  

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the other hand 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." 

Kejriwal also sent a written application to Union Health Minister JP Nadda in which he requested him to reserve 10 per cent of beds in hospitals that come under the Central government for the treatment of dengue and chikungunya patients. He also requested him to conduct some research in the effective treatment of this disease. 

Manish Sisodia is also completely up for the movement and showed his very active participation. He said, "The control room will help fever patients get beds in government hospitals. Like last year, the government will also fix the maximum fee for dengue and chikungunya tests in the city."

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