Tue, Feb 21, 2017 | updated 10:22 PM IST

Chikungunya threat: Mohalla clinics, dispensaries to remain open for all seven days

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 17:48 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 16 (ANI): The Delhi Government today issued an order declaring chikungunya as a dangerous disease and directed the MCD to keep record of such cases and inform about the same.

Due to rising chikungunya and dengue cases in the national capital, the Delhi Government today issued a statement ordering that all mohalla clinics, polyclinics and dispensaries would remain open for all seven days of the week, including Sunday and gazetted holidays during their working hours till October 30.

The leaves of all doctors have been cancelled until the situation is under control.

According to the statement, "Every hospital, nursing home, laboratory, etc shall furnish the data of Chikungunya patients' to the concerned government agencies without failure, which is imperative for monitoring the situation and to take requisite remedial action."

Chikungunya and dengue continue to wreak havoc in Delhi with the number of deaths from the two vector-borne diseases reportedly climbing to 30 so far.

Earlier during the day, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain met Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda and requested the Centre to allot 10 percent beds in government hospitals for fever, chikungunya and dengue cases besides setting up a 24-hour fever centers to address the grievances of the patients coming from far places.

Jain told the media that that all government hospitals in Delhi including AIIMS, Safdarjung and Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) have almost 10,000 beds.

"I requested that in all government hospitals, 10 percent of beds should be reserved for fever, chikungunya and dengue cases and they have accepted the same," Jain said.

"In Delhi, the Central Government has a lot of capacity and if they give 10 percent beds also then also the total increase would be more than thousand beds," he added.

Jain also requested the Central Government to open clinics at local level so as to save time of the patients, who come from far places just for check-ups.

Jain said, "Yesterday the AIIMS released its data, which revealed that 80 percent being treated at the AIIMS from chikungunya and dengue after September 1 are out station patients."

Nadda on his part asked the Delhi Health Minister for the case history of the total number of deaths that have been reported so far, be it in any private hospital or government hospital along with details.

"It will be analysed and the report for the same will be sent to us so that we can analyse as to why all this happened," he added.

The Delhi Health Minister had earlier said that there was no need to panic, adding the AAP Government is ready to provide help at all cost.

"But one should get admitted only if the doctor advises them to do so and not because they are scared," he said. (ANI)

Bhubaneswar, (Odisha),[India] Feb. 21 (ANI): Emerging as a champion against all odds by clearing the Odisha Public Service Commission (OPSC) examination held in 2015, Sanyasi Behera, a visually-impaired candidate from Bhubaneswar has demonstrated how it is possible to fulfill one's aspirations through dedication and hard work.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday reviewed measures to alleviate pollution in the national capital.

Full Story >>

Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb 21 (ANI): Seven naxals were killed in an encounter with the Police force in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21(ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday denied staying summons issued by a trial court in a defamation case against the team of movie Jolly LLB 2, including its actors Akshay Kumar and Annu Kapoor, director Subhash Kapoor and producers.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 55 percent voting in the elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), marking the highest in the last five times.

Full Story >>

New Delhi, [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): A new round of dialogue on matters related to extradition and mutual legal assistance was held between the officials of India and the UK in New Delhi on February 20 and 21.

Full Story >>

Rwanda, Feb 21 (ANI): Calling for stronger ties between India and Rwanda in regard with addressing peace and security related issues, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday asserted that terrorism has emerged as a major impediment amid the quest for peace and prosperity.

Full Story >>

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The political battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance heated up an hour before the campaigning for the fourth phase of the assembly polls ended on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

Gadchiroli, (Maharashtra),[India] Feb. 21 (ANI): The Gadchiroli Police on Tuesday arrested two Naxalites from the Etapalli forest area of Maharashtra.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala, serving a four-year jail term after her conviction in a disproportionate assets case, will have to serve an extra year in prison if she fails to pay the Rs. 10 crore fine imposed on her by the Supreme Court.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Celebrated actor Kamal Haasan and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday continued to engage in a war of words on Twitter, with the latter explaining why he took the jibe at the first place.

Full Story >>

Raipur Chhattisgarh, [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The Chhattisgarh Government on Tuesday suspended its Principal Secretary B.L. Agarwal with immediate effect following his arrest by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over corruption charges.

Full Story >>

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): The Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday arrested one more in connection with the Bhopal ISI espionage case.

Full Story >>

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Feb.21 (ANI): Two Union Ministers- Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Babul Supriyo -- took part in the inauguration of a DigiDhan Mela organised at the Kshudiram English Medium school here on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the Congress-Samajwadi Party (SP) alliance for the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Bhopal Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said the impure 'cycle-hand' alliance would not be able to win against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Full Story >>

US Congress delegation calls on PM Modi

Updated: Feb 21, 2017 20:08 IST

New Delhi [India] Feb 21 (ANI): A bipartisan delegation of twenty-six members of the United States Congress called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

Full Story >>

Kigali [Rwanda], Feb. 21 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday left for Uganda after concluding his three-day visit to Rwanda.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb. 21 (ANI): In an attempt to promote judicious use of essential commodities in social, government and private functions, the Jammu and Kashmir Government has imposed several restrictions over use of dry fruits, loudspeakers vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes amongst others.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Feb 21 (ANI): Visiting Indian Vice President said the India-Rwanda Innovation Growth Program would expand bilateral ties in science, technology and innovation.

Full Story >>