North Corpn to distribute mosquito nets to fight dengue

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As 38 fresh cases of dengue were reported on Saturday in the Capital, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation now plans to use the traditional method to prevent people from getting bitten by mosquitoes.

The North Corporation has decided to distribute mosquito nets to the poor living in slums as a preventive measure to protect them from vector-borne diseases — dengue and malaria.
The civic body authorities decided to distribute mosquito nets after some councillors suggested this measure in the House meeting few days ago.  

“Some of the councillors have suggested that distribution of mosquito nets to the poor could help in checking the spread of the vector-borne diseases. Direction has been given to the officials concerned to come up with a detailed report and plan to implement this initiative,” said Standing Committee chairman of North Corporation Yogendra Chandolia.

The officials said initially, nets would be given to all the below poverty line (BPL) card holders under the jurisdiction of North Corporation.

With 38 new dengue cases registered on Saturday, the total number has gone up to 1,658 this year. The maximum number of fresh cases (17) were reported from areas under the jurisdiction of South Delhi Municipal Corporation, followed by 11 cases in east Delhi while 9 cases were reported from north Delhi. While one case remained unidentified, no fresh case of dengue was reported from the Lutyens’ zone.

With 627 cases this year, the South Corporation is leading the chart of dengue cases, closely followed by North Corporation (551) and East Corporation (411). At least four people have died of dengue this year.

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