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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
16-September-2016 15:38 IST
Delhi Health Minister calls on Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda; Dengue and Chikungunya cases discussed

Have assured all support to Delhi Govt: J P Nadda

“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”

“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”. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare after a review meeting with Shri Satyendar Jain, Health Minister of Delhi Government, here today. The Health Minister of Delhi met the Union Health Minister today to discuss the rising cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in the NCR region.

 

Shri Nadda stated that the issue of helping with the bed-strength in the Central Government hospitals was discussed. The Union Health Minister assured that while they have adequate strength of beds in the 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.

 

Union Health Minister Shri Nadda informed that he has spoken to the Health Ministers of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and assured them all kinds of 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. 

 

Shri 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.

 

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

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