*RWAs of Delhi to take part in Kejriwal Government's anti-dengue '10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute' campaign tomorrow; will strive to encourage residents to take precaution*

*This Sunday at 10 am, all the RWAs will encourage residents to check for stagnant clean water in their houses and surroundings*

*All of us have to take up this simple task for 10 minutes every Sunday to save Delhi from dengue: CM Arvind Kejriwal*

*We have to check whether there is stagnant clean water in our houses and surroundings; if it is, then drain it, change it or put oil in it: CM Arvind Kejriwal*

NEW DELHI: 25th September 2021-All the RWAs of Delhi will participate enthusiastically this week in the '10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute, Har Sunday Dengue Par Vaar' campaign being run by the Delhi Government against Dengue. The RWAs will strive to encourage residents to take precaution and undertake drives to raise awareness. At the same time, Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal encouraged all the RWAs to participate in this campaign actively and said that we have to take up this simple task for 10 minutes every Sunday to save Delhi from dengue. He said in this homework, we have to check whether there is stagnant clean water in our houses and surroundings; if it is, then drain it, change it or put oil in it.

The theme of this week's campaign against Dengue of the Delhi Government is ‘RWAs of Delhi’ and 'RWAs, join us every Sunday to help keep dengue away’ is the tagline.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, “All the RWAs in Delhi are requested to participate in Delhi Government’s '10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 Minute' campaign, to protect their locality from Dengue. Let’s go around our homes and localities to check for any signs of stagnant water. If we do find water stagnating, let’s drain it, replace it regularly or cover it with a small layer of petrol or oil. Come, let’s play our part in fighting against dengue.”

Like last year, this time also the Delhi Government has started the '10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute' campaign to eliminate dengue in Delhi. All the ministers, MLAs and officers of the Delhi Government are also taking part in the campaign and cleaning the water accumulated in their homes every Sunday. Along with this, all the citizens living in Delhi are being made aware of changing the water of their coolers, pots, etc. every week by joining the campaign through various mediums and cleaning the accumulated water around them. We all have to work together to stop mosquito breeding. We all have to do this for 10 weeks and defeat dengue.

The maximum number of dengue cases are reported every year between September 1 and November 15. Dengue mosquito breeds only in clean water. Dengue eggs are produced in clean water and those eggs turn into mosquitoes within 8 to 10 days. If we change that water before 8 days and destroy that egg, then mosquitoes will not be born. These mosquitoes cannot fly more than 200 meters. If you have dengue in your home, then you should assume that the mosquito is born nearby. Therefore, to eliminate dengue, the Delhi Government is appealing to give only 10-10 minutes to every person living in Delhi for 10 weeks. Every Delhiite can protect themselves from Dengue and Chikungunya if they thoroughly check the clean water stagnated in and around their house and make sure that their neighbors have also done the same in their house.

It is noteworthy that in 2015, when the government was formed in Delhi under the leadership of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal there were 15,867 cases of dengue in Delhi and about 60 people died due to this. Under the guidance of CM Kejriwal, the Delhi Government launched an anti-dengue campaign '10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute' in 2019 and as a result, 2,036 dengue cases were reported in 2019 and only 2 people died. At the same time, the result of this campaign in 2020 was even more encouraging. Last year only 1,269 cases of dengue were reported and not a single death was reported.

The number of dengue cases recorded up till now is the lowest in comparison to the previous years. A total of 87 cases were reported till this Sunday in 2021, whereas a total of 188, 190, 374, 1103, 1362 and 6775 cases of dengue were reported in September 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 respectively.


*Sixth round of Sero Survey begins in Delhi; 28 thousand samples will be collected over one week: Satyendar Jain*

*100 samples will be taken from each ward of Delhi: Satyendar Jain*

*Results of the sixth Sero Survey will come after two weeks: Satyendar Jain*

New Delhi : 25th September 2021-Amidst the apprehensions of the third wave in the country, the Delhi Government has commenced the sixth Sero Survey in the National Capital on 24 September. In this regard, Health Minister Satyendar Jain held a press conference on Saturday. He said that the sixth serosurvey has begun in Delhi. A total of 280 wards will be surveyed and 100 samples will be collected from each ward. This serosurvey will take around two weeks to complete, wherein the sample collection will take one week and the results will take another week to come. Satyendar Jain urged the people of Delhi to wear a mask and take proper precautions while getting out of their houses or going to work.

The Delhi Government has begun the sixth serological survey on Friday to find out the percentage of the population that has developed antibodies against COVID-19, either through natural infections or by vaccination, as per the official order. Satyendar Jain said, "The sixth Sero Survey has begun in the National Capital. This will be done in 280 wards of Delhi, including NDMC and Cantonment Board. 100 samples from each ward will be collected. The government aims to collect 28,000 samples randomly from people from all 280 wards of the city in the survey. It is one of the biggest serological surveys and we are hoping for a more accurate and positive report after the survey is over."

The fifth serosurvey which was conducted this year found that over 56% of Delhi’s population was exposed to viral infection. According to the experts, high seropositivity is expected to be found in this serosurvey. Talking about Corona in Delhi, only 24 cases were reported on September 24, with a positivity rate of 0.03 per cent. Also, no deaths because of COVID were reported in Delhi yesterday.