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Satyendra Jain, Nadda discuss Delhi's dengue and chikungunya crisis

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 17:45 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.16 (ANI): Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and his Delhi government counterpart Satyendra Jain met on Friday and reviewed the situation/crisis arising out of the rise in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases in the national capital.

"Have assured all support to the Delhi government and the governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in tackling the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya," Nadda said after his meeting with Jain.

Nadda said the issue of helping with the bed-strength in the Central Government hospitals was discussed. He assured that while they have adequate strength of beds in central government hospitals, all measures will be taken to enhance them. He also stated that no patient is being turned away without treatment in these hospitals. Also, there is no shortage of doctors, paramedical staff, drugs, testing kits, labs etc., for treatment of the patients.

Nadda informed that he has spoken to the health ministers of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and assured them of all support and full cooperation in their efforts to fight dengue and chikungunya in their regions. He also stated that adequate numbers of fever clinics are operating in the central government hospitals for treating the upsurge of patients.

Nadda again underscored the importance of maintaining hygiene and cleanliness in the surroundings. He urged people to ensure that their environs are not collecting water which could be vector breeding grounds. He stressed on the importance of community participation to prevent vector breeding.

Nadda has also asked for a detailed report from the Delhi Government on the deaths due to dengue and chikungunya. (ANI)