Delhi Health Minister Calls On Union Health Minister

The Health Minister of Delhi, Mr. Satyendar Jain calls on the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. J.P. Nadda to discuss the rising cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in the NCR region, at New Delhi on September 16, 2016.
The Health Minister of Delhi, Mr. Satyendar Jain calls on the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Mr. J.P. Nadda to discuss the rising cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in the NCR region, at New Delhi on September 16, 2016.

JP Nadda Assures All Support To Delhi Govt.

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): “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 Mr. JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare after a review meeting with Mr. Satyendar Jain, Health Minister of Delhi Government on Sep 16. The Health Minister of Delhi met the Union Health Minister today to discuss the rising cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in the NCR region.

Mr. Nadda said 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 said 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.

Mr. 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 the importance of community participation to prevent vector breeding.

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

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

Doruvu Paul Jagan Babu

International Correspondent for The Yellow Press

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