New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched a special campaign against dengue by inspecting his home for stagnant water to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
“My family and I inspected our home today to make sure there is no standing clean water in any part of the house. This is the best way to protect your family from dengue. I am happy to see people across Delhi participate in this campaign. #10Hafte10Baje10Minute,” he posted on Twitter.
At a press conference on Wednesday, Kejriwal had appealed to Delhi residents to give 10 minutes every Sunday– from September 1 till November 15– to ensure there’s no stagnant water in their houses or surroundings to prevent the breeding of dengue-carrier mosquitoes.
The chief minister had said efforts like establishing Mohalla Clinics and fever clinics have led to 80 per cent decrease in dengue and Chikungunya cases in the last four years.
“We are trying hard to ensure that this year there will be no deaths due to dengue and chikungunya,” he had said.
The Delhi government on Friday asked all agencies and departments concerned to convert the fight against dengue into a mass movement to ensure that mosquitoes, which spread vector-borne diseases, do not breed in the city. (PTI)