New Delhi: The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) passed the buck on Delhi Jal Board (DJB) and said it will be responsible for water-borne diseases in the national capital.

With the onset of monsoon, four dengue and 97 cholera cases have been confirmed till now and 1,958 water samples from 20,871 have been found unfit in different areas of Delhi.

Dr VK Monga, head of health department of MCD, said after repeatedly informing to DJB, there is no improvement in the quality of water.

“If diseases like cholera, intestinal infections, jaundice and typhoid are spreading, Delhi Jal Board will be responsible for that,” he said.

The matter was discussed at MCD house meeting on Monday.

Answering questions by the opposition, Monga said, “Rs 1.8 crore has been provided to treat water-borne diseases and due to non-cooperation from DJB, the problem is persisting.”

Although civic agency has banned sale of cut fruits in open from April. “People should restrain from eating fruits that are kept in open,” he said.

Divulging details on treatment for dengue he said, “People suffering from dengue should not face problem in treatments, we have made arrangements for modern IGM and NS-1 antigen tests that generate report in few hours.”

JPN/Bureau