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AAP urges Centre for allotment of more beds in govt. hospitals

Updated: Sep 16, 2016 17:48 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 16 (ANI): Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain, who today met Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, requested the Centre to allot 10 percent beds in government hospitals for fever, chikungunya and dengue cases besides setting up a 24-ghour 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."

Stating that more than 15,000 extra beds are available in the government hospitals of Delhi, Jain said, "After an increase in 10 percent beds, thousand additional beds will be available from today."

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.

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. (ANI)