The chief minister also spoke of the public participation in the 10 Hafte 10 Baje 10 MInute campaign. Sharing details of the inception of the Delhi government’s fight against Dengue, the chief minister said, “Both in 2018, and this year, all experts have been telling us that the Dengue mosquito operates in a cycle and we should be prepared for a spike in cases. But the collective efforts by the people of Delhi did not let that happen last year. This year too, we have to inspect our houses for accumulation of clean stagnant water that becomes a place for mosquitoes to breed.”
“When we came into office in 2015, there were 15000 cases of Dengue in Delhi. There was chaos all over, I was traveling non-stop from one stop to another. There were 60 deaths that year. After four years of our government, there have been recorded only 2700 cases in 2018,” he said.