Lt Governor Najeeb Jung visited several hospitals across the city on Sunday. Stressing on “special attention” to the elderly, he took stock of their preparedness in dealing with the rising number of chikungunya and dengue cases in the national capital.
His inspection comes a day after the ruling AAP government leveled allegations of him having a “casual approach” in dealing with the health crisis in the city.
Currently, the national capital is reeling under the epidemic of chikungunya and dengue, which have claimed at least 33 lives and affected more than 2,800 people. Jung was accompanied by Delhi Secretary Chandrakar Bharti and other top officials as he went to visited fever clinics, laboratories at Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital, Bara Hindu Rao Hospital and GTB Hospital. The team interacted with patients, doctors, medical superintendents, staff and other visitors to assess the situation.
“He instructed the medical superintendents and doctors to ensure that patients with complications, particularly those who are elderly, should be attended to with greater care,” a statement from the Raj Niwas said.
The war of words between AAP government and the Lt Governor had escalated on Saturday after health minister Satyendar Jain and water minister Kapil Mishra went to meet the Lt Governor at his office to discuss the health crisis, but could not meet him as he was not present in his office.