Stalin urged the Governor to direct the top officials to take steps on a "war-footing to halt the everyday deaths due to dengue."
Health officials also note that while the number of cases this year has almost surpassed the 1996 high of 10,252, the death toll is far lower than the 423 who died from dengue 19 years ago. There are no statistics on dengue for years before 1996.
A 38-year-old dengue patient died allegedly due to medical negligence, taking the death toll in Delhi to 21, as hospitals across the capital remained flooded with people down with the mosquito-borne fever, prompting the city government to order conversion of 55 dispensaries into 'Fever and Dengue Clinics' from Monday.
Dengue crisis in the national capital showed no signs of abating with a 17-year-old boy succumbing to the vector-borne disease on Friday allegedly due to medical negligence
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia issued mandatory directions to all schools of Delhi to ensure that children come dressed in full-sleeved shirts.