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Title: #India, #Deaths Caused by #Dengue and #Chikungunya in Delhi as of November 29 2016.

Subject: Arboviral infections in India, current status.

Source: Government of India, Press Information Bureau, full page: (LINK).

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare / 29-November, 2016 14:07 IST

Death Caused by Dengue and Chikungunya in Delhi


As per the information received from North Delhi Municipal Corporation, South Delhi Municipal Corporation and East Delhi Municipal Corporation, the increase of Dengue & Chikungunya is not due to insufficient cleaning work by Municipal Corporations.

The Aedes mosquito vector of Dengue & Chikungunya breeds in clean water in domestic and para domestic containers.

The details of Dengue & Chikungunya deaths in last three years and current year (till 13th November) in Delhi based on the reports submitted by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (Nodal agency), are as under:

[Year - Dengue (deaths) - Chikungunya (deaths)]

  • 2013 – 6 – …
  • 2014 – 3 – …
  • 2015 – 60 – No reports
  • 2016 (till 20th  Nov.) – 4 – …


National Capital Territory of Delhi spent this year approx. Rs. 23 lakhs on IEC activities for seasonal diseases (Dengue & Chikungunya) control besides expenditure by individual hospitals for medicines. 

The expenditure made during 2015-16 was Rs. 3687 Lakhs by North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Rs. 3316 Lakhs by South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Rs. 684.69 Lakhs by East Delhi Municipal Corporation.

Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.


MV/LK / (Release ID :154522)


Keywords: India, Updates; Dengue; Chikungunya; Delhi.