Delhi faced a major health crisis during September with citizens engulfing in deteriorating health and risks of Dengue and Chikungunya. While Dengue cases crossed 2100 mark, in total the chikungunya and dengue crisis affected approximately 7400 people. It has come down a little since the Delhi government came into action and opted for fogging but Supreme Court expects better management on the Government’s behalf.
The Supreme Court today pulled up the Kejriwal govt on the issue saying ‘You are involved in blame game,we have had enough of it’, referring to the political allegations that Kejriwal keeps coming up with every now and then.
Updating on the status of management on the preparation to tackle the severity, the Kejriwal-led AAP had informed the court that 300 fogging machines are operational and 1000 beds are reserved in hospitals for the dengue and chikungunya cases only.
A Delhi Government official had earlier told HT that usually the number of dengue cases go up during the end of September and beginning of October and peaks mid-October.
”However, due to the efforts by Delhi government the numbers have started coming down already.” he added.
The government has been urging people to observe a “dry day” every week. More so, advertisement campaigns to create awareness about the symptoms and cure have also been initiated to a large extent. With the onset of October and the whipping by SC, it remains to be seen whether the health status improves in the capital or not.