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Delhi: Dengue, chikungunya cases rising; HC to hear matter today

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Considering the rising cases of dengue and chikungunya outbreaks in the national capital, the Delhi High Court will hear the matter on Tuesday. Earlier, the HC pulled up the Delhi government over the increasing dengue and chikungunya nuisance.

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued instructions for an inclusive plan to make Delhi mosquito free earlier this week.

“The Chief Minister has given instructions to make a comprehensive proposal to make Delhi mosquito free in which help of concerned officials of Union Government, Delhi government and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and neighboring towns of Delhi-NCR region should be taken,” Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had said.

While talking about the preventive measures, Sisodia said the CM has ordered to set the fee of private hospitals that would be treating such diseases.

The Deputy CM said that “all the government hospitals have been asked to increase 10 to 20 percent beds for the fever patients”.

Notably, at least 1,158 cases of dengue were reported in Delhi with almost 390 of them being recorded in the first 10 days of September. With half September month being passed, the death toll from two vector-borne diseases reached to 30.  The number of affected people crossed 2,800.

Disappointed with the reported deaths, the Supreme Court scolded the Delhi government earlier for not handling the circumstances properly and making the people suffer in Delhi.