AAP will start a mega fogging drive and necessary measures to tackle Dengue in Delhi. The Party’s councilors, 62 MLAs, and other workers of AAP will work collectively to execute the fogging drive in every corner of Delhi.
Dengue fever cases are on the rise in Delhi, with 283 cases registered in the last week, the highest number since 2018. In 2018, 172 people died from dengue fever and 1.01 lakh individuals were infected, with the most cases occurring in Punjab (14,980), Maharashtra (11,011), and Gujarat (7,579). The reason for the larger number of cases in these states is not just the weather, but also the lack of infrastructure for confirming dengue diagnosis.
The drive will start on Wednesday, Saurabh Bharadwaj, spokesperson of AAP told in a press conference. Alleging municipal corporations which is BJP ruled for not taking any action to counter breeding of mosquitoes. Fogging has been done in only 5-7 percent area of Delhi by the BJP-ruled MCDs and Anti-malaria inspectors have not even gone to the ground yet.
AAP invited all the resident welfare associations (RWAs), NGOs, market associations, and other organizations to support the AAP’s fogging drive and also appealed to the people to take part in the initiative.
‘We have decided to take charge of public health and start a fogging drive across Delhi’ Bharadwaj said in an emergency meeting held on Monday which was attended by AAP councilors and party’s district in-charges among others.
The fogging drive is totally farce and AAP is playing politics by sensationalizing the issue to defame BJP ruled municipal corporations, Delhi BJP spokesperson Praveen Shankar Kapoor said. He asserted that the spread of dengue and malaria in Delhi is well under control due to the hard work of municipal staff.
Kapoor said that Jhuggi Samman Yatra has shown that the AAP government has failed slum (jhuggi) dwellers whom the AAP considers its vote Bank, and to cover up the expose the frustrated AAP leaders are trying to sensationalize the dengue issue. Slum-dwellers are speaking out against water and power mafias exploitation. And about the lack of ration cards and health services. He asked how will they carry it out without the involvement of trained staff.
Source: The Indian Express, Business Standard