Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Kejriwal, health minister away as Delhi faces dengue-chikungunya outbreak

Narada Desk | September 13, 2016 2:32 pm Print
Amid Dengue cases, Chikungunya cases has also sharply risen to over 1,000 this season, marking a jump of nearly 90 per cent from its count last week
Arvind Kejriwal

As Delhi reels under mosquito borne-diseases with at least 1,158 cases of dengue reported and nearly 390 of them being recorded in the first ten days of September, giving ammunition to opposition parties, Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain is busy visiting Goa to oversee the strategy of the Aam Aadmi Party for upcoming election in the state.

Amid Dengue cases, Chikungunya cases has also sharply risen to over 1,000 this season, marking a jump of nearly 90 per cent from its count last week. In what could be the first fatality, a 65-year-old man died of the vector-borne disease, at a hospital in Delhi, on Monday.

The victim, R Pandey succumbed to the disease, which is the first reported casualty of the disease, at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. The disease has been affecting attendance in educational institutes, private companies and government offices.

Kejriwal pointed his finger to PM Modi and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, stating that AAP government has no power to even buy a pen.

“CM n min left wid no power now, even to buy a pen. LG n PM enjoy all powers wrt Del. LG abroad.Question them for Del,” Kejriwal said in a tweet.

The Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has already left for Bengaluru today to undergo throat surgery for his persistent cough, media reported. He is likely to return on after almost 10 days on September 22.

“He (Arvind Kejriwal) will leave tomorrow (Tuesday) for Bengaluru for his throat surgery for treatment of his cough problem. He will remain under observation for a few days after the surgery. He will stay there till doctors advise him,” the official told IANS.

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