‘India On The Cusp Of Developing Vaccine To End The Menace Of Dengue’: Dr Harsh Vardhan Informs ParliamentDr Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

In a major advancement for the Government of India's goal to achieve a permanent solution against the menace of dengue, Union Minister for Health Dr Harsh Vardhan shared on Friday (6 December) that India is close to the development of a vaccine for the dreaded disease, reports Asian News International (ANI).

Dr Vardhan informed the Lower House of the Parliament on Friday that in the years to come when India would have developed and deployed the said vaccine, the number of instances of dengue will come down.

Dr Vardhan added that to control the menace of dengue, a lot of public awareness is an urgent need. He further added that unlike other mosquitoes which breed in poor sanitary conditions, the Aedes mosquitoes which cause dengue breed in clean water.

Meanwhile, Dr Vardhan also emphasised that given Health is a State subject, Governments of all States have to make arrangements for the treatment of not only dengue, but all diseases. However, Dr Vardhan also added that the Union Government provides assistance to the State Governments to achieve their health portfolio goals under the National Health Mission.

An Appeal...

Dear Reader,

As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.

Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.

We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.

Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.

Become A Patron
Become A Subscriber
Advertisement