Delhi’s Dengue-Chikungunya Crisis: AAP Ministers Meet LG Najeeb Jung

With an outbreak of Dengue-Chikungunya in Delhi, the AAP ministers have alleged that LG Najeeb Jung do not work on weekends. Opposition parties had earlier claimed that Manish Sisodia was “holidaying” in Finland while the capital was facing a serious health crisis.

“We were told that neither the Deputy Chief Minister nor the Indian Embassy in Helsinki had received any order or communication from the Lt Governor’s office, asking him to come back,” government sources told The Indian Express.

There has been a war of words between LG Najeeb Jung and AAP party members for lack of corporation to deal with the case.

“All hospitals in Delhi have been directed to ensure accurate reporting of such cases. There are also certain tests which have been made compulsory and this has also helped in diagnosing the viral disease faster.”

With the growing cases of chikungunya in Delhi, Health Minister Satyendar Jain Friday issued orders to the municipal corporations to notify chikungunya as a “dangerous/notifiable” disease under relevant provisions of the Municipal Corporations/Local Bodies Act and Rules.