The capital may make dengue, malaria and chikungunya notifiable diseases, the Union Health Ministry Thursday said in a statement.
A notifiable disease is one that is required by law to be reported to government authorities. This allows authorities to monitor it and warn of possible outbreaks in a timely manner.
As the first spell of rain hit parts of the capital, the first review meeting to tackle mosquito-borne diseases took place with state health officials and MCD officials in attendance.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan suggested that the vector-borne diseases be made notifiable and said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain had “assured that the same would be done immediately”.
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