Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged the citizens of Delhi to inspect their homes for stagnant water and join the “10 Hafte –10 Baje –10 Minute (10 weeks, 10 o’ clock, 10 minutes)” campaign against vector-borne diseases.
Kejriwal also appealed to people to call 10 of their friends, relatives to spread awareness about the measures to prevent dengue in the national capital.
While inspecting his own residence at 10 AM on Sunday, Kejriwal said that the collective efforts of the people will help Delhi in defeating dengue like last year, which saw a significant decrease in the number of cases in the capital.
The Chief Minister said, "We are dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic right now but it is also the season of dengue so considering this the government relaunched the campaign this year”.
“Last year, the citizens of Delhi defeated dengue due to their collective efforts and I hope that the people must be checking their houses this year as well. We do not want people to suffer from the disease and we have to be conscious about both dengue and Coronavirus," he added.
"Secondly, citizens must help in spreading awareness about measures to prevent Dengue. They must pick up the phone and call 10 of their friends/relatives and advise them on the good practices of preventing dengue, such as draining stagnant water and replacing it. They must also advise their friends and relatives to take all measures to remain safe from Coronavirus," he added.
Taking to social media, Kejriwal tweeted, "Delhi will defeat Dengue again, and for this, today, on the third Sunday of the campaign at 10 AM, I checked my house and replaced the stagnant clean water. You must also check your house every Sunday and ask your 10 friends/relatives to do the same. #10Hafte10Baje10Minute Har Ravivar Dengue Par Vaar."
The Chief Minister's Office tweeted, "Delhi's fight against dengue continues, today is the third Sunday of the campaign. Hon'ble Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Ji replaced the accumulated clean water by inspecting his residence. Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal Ji said that in this campaign against Dengue, we do not only have to check our houses and surroundings at 10 AM for 10 minutes, but we also have to urge our relatives/friends to do it."
The first edition of the campaign was launched by Kejriwal last year in September 2019. Last year, the similar cooperation from all people, RWAs, religious and cultural associations, ministers and MLAs and public leaders and influencers had played a huge role in reducing the impact of dengue in the city, with only 2036 cases and two deaths as against 15867 cases and 60 deaths in 2015.