Health Minister JP Nadda, on 14 September, said there was no need to create panic over the rising cases of chikungunya and dengue deaths. He also sought people's support in stopping the breeding of mosquitoes.
Nadda at a press conference said, "There is no need to panic," NDTV quoted him as saying. He added, "Everywhere, and specially in Delhi, we need people to cooperate. Breeding of mosquitoes should be stopped. Every family must pitch in as the breeding centres are at homes. We need to check that there is no water logging."
At the press conference, Nadda stressed on hygiene and sanitation. The Union Minister said that the Delhi government had assured him that they had all required resources.
"I talked to Satyendar Jain as well... He said they have all resources and are working according to the guidelines of central government," NDTV quoted Nadda as saying.
Jain assured Nadda that Delhi had all required medicines, beds in hospitals as well as testing facilities.
Nine deaths due to vector borne diseases - including five from chikungunya and four from dengue - were reported in the national capital till Tuesday.