Dengue, Chikungunya rise: AAP MLAs blame civic bodies, BJP not impressed

Health minister Satyendar Jain said, “Prevention is the work of MCDs and the diseases could have been prevented if they maintained cleanliness...”

By: Express News Serivice | New Delhi | Published:October 1, 2016 3:45 am
Patients in queue outside emergency ward at Government Hospital in Chandigarh on Tuesday. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia) Patients in queue outside emergency ward at Government Hospital. (Express Photo by Sahil Walia)

A discussion on dengue, malaria and chikungunya turned into a blame game in Delhi Assembly Friday, with the AAP and the BJP, which leads the MCDs, blaming each other for the health crisis in the city.

Several legislators spoke about garbage heaps in their colonies despite Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung’s instructions to clean dhalaos (garbage collection points) twice a day.

Health minister Satyendar Jain said, “Prevention is the work of MCDs and the diseases could have been prevented if they maintained cleanliness…” Jain alleged that the MCDs were threatening to bulldoze mohalla clinics.

AAP MLA Bhavna Gaur presented nationwide figures of deaths and cases of malaria, chikungunya and dengue and gave it the acronym of MCD.

Vijender Gupta, leader of the opposition, said, “I came to listen to the steps taken to curb the crisis but all I could hear was politics and blame on MCDs.”

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