As Delhi reels from an outbreak of chikungunya, dengue and other mosquito-borne viral diseases, Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Wednesday said that arrangements in all Delhi government hospitals are good and sufficient beds are available. “Arrangements in all Delhi government hospitals are good, sufficient beds are available. We will probe as to why in one hospital there have been Chikungunya deaths.”. He appealed to the people not to panic and also asked them to get admitted in hospitals only when doctors ask them and not on their own. He also told ANI that he has not been invited for the Union Health ministry meeting on chikungunya cases in Delhi.
Yesterday, Jain targeted LG Najeeb Jung and the Central government for the ongoing health crisis. “2 MCD mayors are out of Delhi, ask them why? Their only work is to ensure cleanliness,” Satyendra Jain said. He also denied any “outbreak” of chikungunya. “There is no outbreak (of chikungunya). It has been created by you (media) by spreading panic,” he lashed out. BJP retaliated to AAP’s blaming the centre and said the chief minister “cannot run way” from this. “If you say that you have no role as the Chief Minister of Delhi, how come the Chief Minister and other ministers’ offices spent Rs 1 crore on snacks and Rs 526 core on ads,” said BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.
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While AAP’s ministers defend each other and justify their absence from Delhi for election-related tours, according to reports, Chikungunya cases in the national capital has sharply risen to over 1,000 this season, marking a jump of nearly 90 percent from its count last week.