Delhi govt did nothing in time on dengue: Ajay Maken

Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken accused that AAP government of being completely unprepared to tackle the situation.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2015 3:23 pm
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Delhi Congress workers today staged a protest outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence in Civil Lines area against his government’s alleged failure to control rising cases of dengue.

Leading the protesters, Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken accused that AAP government of being completely unprepared to tackle the situation.

“It is unfortunate that even when Congress an opposition party took lead in awareness for prevention against dengue, Delhi government did nothing in this regard in time,” he said.

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Maken further held Kejriwal responsible for the spread of the disease and deaths caused by it.

Senior Congress leader P C Chacko termed the situation as an “emergency” and criticised government over its failure to control dengue in Delhi.

“This is first time that people are dying and the government is busy arranging for beds. Thousands are affected from the disease while there are no beds, medicines and test kits in the hospitals,” he alleged.

Former Delhi Health minister and party leader Kiran Walia said, “We used to prepare for prevention against dengue holding meetings with MCD and health officials at least six months before the disease outbreak.”

“Preparation for preventive measures and treatment facilities should have begun in May but the Chief Minister was busy with CYSS (AAP’s student outfit) and rock concert,” she said.

Scores of Congress party leaders and workers marched in procession from Parmanand hospital in Civil Lines to Kejriwal’s residence.

As per the municipal corporation’s data, 613 cases of dengue have been reported in the last one week and a total 1,872 patients have tested positive for the vector borne disease till September 12.

The death toll as per the official data stands at 5, while as the per hospital’s records, 14 deaths have been reported across the city till date.

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  1. Binoy Hoskote
    Sep 17, 2015 at 5:36 pm
    What did you worthless people do for DELHIi in 30 years other then loot Delhi and leave it in a state of ruins and RAPE-CAPITAL LE, WHICH BJP HAS TAKEN OVER NOW. TELL DELHI PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR DDA 1000 CRORES SCAM . TELL THEM WHY DILA[IDATED HEALTH CENTRES COST Rs.5 crores without decent facilities and poor quality of DOCTORS? AJAY MAKEN , CONG & YOU SEEM TO HAVE LOST YOUR WISDOM WHICH IS WHY YOU ALL ARE ZERO IN DELHI AND 45 AT THE CENTRE.....& IF YOU HAVE ANY SENSE OF DECENCY LEFT STOP BLAMING OTHERS WHO ARE BARELY IN GOVERNANCE FOR FEW MONTHS AGAINST YOUR CONG. 55 YEARS OF NONSENSE GOVERNANCE PARTICULARY THE LAST 15 YEARS OF CONG SCAMERNANCE OF OUR COUNTRY. PEOPLE ARE GETTING FEDUP & SICK OF YOU CONG BOISTERISM & ARROGANCE..................................................................................................................... KEEP UP THIS BLAMING AAP GAME WILL ONLY DENUDE CONGRESS TO DOOM VERY SOON. SAVE THE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS FOR TALLY IN 2019. CONG WILL BE A TOTAL WIPE OUT JUST FIT TO WIND UP BAG AND BAGGAGE DISINTEGRATING INTO SPLINTERS. SHOULD CONG CONTINUE IN THE PRESENT NEGATIVE BEHAVIOUR. PEOPLE ARE NOT FOOLS ANY MORE MAKEN, MAKEN CHURAKHE KHANNA KE JAMANA KHATTAM HO HAYA.
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    1. Krishna Rao
      Sep 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm
      He is right but forgets that congress was in power during the mive dearhs during the early 2000s.
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        Premjoy Babu
        Sep 17, 2015 at 4:58 pm
        Accusing AAP of not taking precautionary measures which has resulted in the rise of death in Dengue, the Congress should first look back at the severe damages done during its rule for the last 15 years. Had it been so sincere in this direction, this type of situation would not have emerged. This is due to the utter failure of the Congress Govt on all fronts for which the present Govt. has to face problems in managing things properly due to the mess created by Congress. So instead of pointing fingers at others, the Congress should learn from the past mistakes & keep mum.
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          satya
          Sep 17, 2015 at 3:13 pm
          Dear Butter, What did you do when an ordnance by the then PM MMSingh was snatched from you and torn up by a Nehru descendant Rahul hi? Even the then PM crawled under the bed like a threatened fearing puppy. Cheers to Nehru for destroying Democracy when he threatened MK hi to replace Patel and place Nehru there as Congress head.
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            Subodh Khurmi
            Sep 17, 2015 at 3:17 pm
            Dear Maken Saheb, First of all, I want to make it clear that no Congressmen has any right to raise such an issue against Delhi Govt. or National Govt. Actually, due to failureness of the Congress party on each & every front, AAP has come in the power. It is my personal advise to remain mum on every issue at least for 10 years and try to overcome on the mistakes done by the party calmly in last 15 years.
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