Bengaluru, December 09, 2015: Health being the state subject, the primary responsibility for collecting data on Dengue cases and deaths lies with the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has been notified as the nodal agency for Dengue Control in NCT of Delhi.

The SDMC coordinates with other implementing agencies, various Hospitals (Govt. and Private) and collects data regarding dengue cases and deaths in Delhi and submits the weekly & monthly reports to the Dte. of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Government of India.

A Control Room for Dengue Outbreak was established at Nirman Bhawan, Dte. General of Health Services, Emergency Medical Relief on 17.9.2015, as per the direction of Secretary (Health), Government of India to monitor the dengue situation in Delhi. The Control Room has been collecting the data about dengue cases and deaths from the 33 Sentinel Surveillance Hospitals (SSHs) and 1 Apex Referral Laboratory in Delhi on daily basis.

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabh

Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)