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Health Ministry holds meeting to tackle dengue and malaria in Delhi

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.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 5, 2019 10:32:35 am
Delhi malaria, Delhi dengue, Delhi civic authority, delhi chikungunya, delhi news Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan (Express photo: Vishal Srivastav/File)

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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