Dengue: Health Ministry sent its expert teams to 9 states and union territories

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The Union Health Ministry has sent teams of its experts to the nine states and union territories where more dengue cases are being reported. These teams have been entrusted with the task of assisting and cooperating in providing effective public health services to the States and Union Territories. The Health Ministry said in a statement that this step was taken following the guidelines issued by the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in the review meeting of the dengue situation in Delhi. These nine states and union territories are Haryana, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

The statement said that Mandaviya had directed the ministry to help the states which are reporting the maximum number of dengue cases. So far 1,16,991 cases of dengue have been reported in the country. Dengue cases in October in some states are much higher than the cases reported in the same period last year, the statement said. The maximum number of dengue cases are being reported in 15 states and union territories. As of 31 October, 86 per cent of the total cases reported in the country were from these states and union territories.

These teams from the Center include experts from Mosquito-Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP), National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and regional offices, the statement said. These have been sent to nine states and union territories where more dengue cases were reported in October than in September.

According to the statement of the ministry, these teams have been entrusted with the task of assisting and cooperating in providing effective public health service to the states and union territories. They have been asked to report on the status of mosquito-borne diseases, availability of kits and medicines, steps taken to control the disease, etc. They will also inform the health officials of the state and union territories about their review.

According to the statement of the ministry, these teams have been entrusted with the task of assisting and cooperating in providing effective public health service to the states and union territories. They have been asked to report on the status of mosquito-borne diseases, availability of kits and medicines, steps taken to control the disease, etc. They will also inform the health officials of the state and union territories about their review.

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