Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has set up 22 surveillance posts to combat the spread of dengue, chikungunya and malaria ahead of the Commonwealth Games in the Capital.

The MCD Health Department conducted a workshop at Town Hall here on Wednesday to sensitise municipal councillors about dengue, chikungunya and malaria. Inaugurating the workshop, Delhi Mayor Kanwar Sain said an action plan had been chalked out to prevent the spread of dengue, chikungunya and malaria. “Thirty-four hospitals have been identified as sentinel surveillance hospitals and 22 surveillance posts would be set up for the Commonwealth Games. To check the spread of the virus of vector-borne diseases, we are constituting rapid response teams in each of our 12 zones,” said Dr. Swain, adding that management guidelines about the subject have already been issued to all sentinel hospitals.