A committee formed by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) in 2018 has concluded that the supply order of 30 lakh pamphlets, printed during that period, was issued without seeking necessary approvals.
According to the SDMC, 10 people died due to dengue in Delhi last year, of whom five were not residents of the national capital. Overall, the vector-borne disease had affected 9,271 people in the city last year.
The capital has reported 1,020 cases of dengue so far this year — less than half the number (2,884) it reported during the same time last year. Authorities have so far confirmed the death of only a 12-year-old girl in the capital so far.
Eight cases of chikungunya were reported in the past week, taking this year’s total to 97. About 38 malaria cases were recorded in the past week, taking the total number of recorded cases this year to 385.