In NCR Ghaziabad recorded 448 cases of dengue and 795 of chikungunya said Union Minister of State for Health Faggan Singh Kulaste in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha
Dengue claimed five lives in Delhi -NCR this year, while no fatality were reported due to chikungunya which affected nearly 9,200 people in the national capital, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
“During 2016, four persons died due to dengue in Delhi and one in Ghaziabad while no death due to chikungunya has been reported in Delhi-NCR till November 13.
“The number of confirmed cases for dengue and chikungunya in Delhi during the same period stands at 3,913 and 9,192 respectively,”
“Faridabad, Gurgaon and Gautam Budh Nagar recorded 107, 85 and 11 dengue cases respectively till November 13 while the three cities reported 258, 31 and 45 cases of chikungunya respectively,” the reply said.
He said dengue and chikungunya diagnosis is provided through 542 Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals (SSHs) and 15 Apex Referral laboratories (ARLs) identified across the country.
A user friendly App India Fights Dengue has been launched while National Dengue Day has been observed on May 16, 2016 throughout the country,” he said
According to the government, “15,867 cases and 60 deaths due to dengue were reported in Delhi in 2015, while 995 cases and three deaths in 2014 and 5,574 cases and six deaths were recorded in 2013.”
“The number of chikungunya cases in Delhi in 2015 was 64, 8 in 2014 and 18 in 2013. Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Gautam Budh Nagar did not record any chikungunya cases from 2013-2015,” the Minister added.
In a reply to a separate question, Kulaste said, “29 confirmed malaria cases were recorded in Delhi till September 30 this year, while 54 cases were reported in 2015, 98 in 2014 and 353 in 2013.”
Since January 2016, 22 review meetings at the levels of minister, secretary and others were held.
Kulaste said since January, 12 advisories have been issued at the levels of Secretary (H&FW) and additional secretary while states were requested to declare dengue as notifiable disease.
“First version draft of Strategy and Plan of action for Effective Community Participation for Prevention and Control of Dengue has been uploaded.