Centre Asks For Report From Delhi as Chikungunya Death Toll Reaches at 12 :- The death toll in National Capital – Delhi rose to 12 due to Chikungunya on Wednesday.The two new cases reported from the AIIMS, prompting Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda to seek report from the Government of Delhi on the rising deaths and number of patients.
Two patients who were suffering from chikungunya died at the AIIMS, taking the death toll to 12. Indraprastha Apollo Hospital confirmed the 5 deaths in the last three weeks. The latest deaths were of two men – aged 30 and 50 – who were suffering from kidney ailments, that got aggravated due to the virus. Both died on Tuesday.
Union Health Minister J.P Nadda said there was no lack of medicines and testing kits in the hospitals.
Nadda said that 11 advisories have been issued to all states and they have been requested to declare dengue as a notifiable disease.
To control the rising cases of chikungunya and dengue, Delhi Water Minister Kapil Mishra along with BJP parliamentarian from North East Delhi Manoj Tiwari conducted fogging in Sonia Vihar area of Karawal Nagar.
Health Minister of Delhi Satyendar Jain held a review meeting yesterday with the officials of all health departments and the civic bodies and saying that there was a need to carry out fogging in the whole of Delhi.
Jain urged the people that there was no need to panic and stated that the Delhi government hospitals are fully capable of providing proper treatment to the patients.
Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung also urged all stakeholders to make all-out efforts to check Chikungunya and dengue cases in Delhi.
Jung said that I appeal to all to rise above political considerations and fight the disease unitedly. In emergencies, people have come together and fought.
The Government of Delhi asserted in the High Court that fewer number of chikungunya and dengue cases were reported in Delhi this year compared to last year.
According to hospitals, the patients were also suffering from kidney and diabetes ailments.
As per the data of Municipal Corporation said that the number of dengue, chikungunya and malaria infections stands at 1,158, 1,057 and 21 respectively.
As per the reports of civic bodies that in the year 2015, the highest number of dengue cases were reported with a total of 15,876 people infected by the vector-borne disease and 60 people lost their life in last year due to the dengue.