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Keep beds ready for dengue and chikungunya patients, hospitals told

Keep beds ready for dengue, chikungunya patients, hospitals told.

The season when vector-borne diseases spread its wing is arriving and looking at what happened last years, hospitals have been told in the national Capital to brace for the occasion.

The data available till April 15, 2017, shows that the diseases have arrived with 27 dengue and 79 chikungunya cases been reported till now. Last year, Delhi witnessed 4,431 cases of dengue and 7,760 cases of chikungunya.

Okhla was the worst hit with several deaths also being reported from the locality.

“Lt Governor Baijal instructed the MS that a sufficient number of beds should be kept ready for dengue and chikungunya patients, given the anticipated danger in the coming monsoon season,” the LG office said in a statement.

During a review of health facilities, Lt Governor Anil Baijal visited the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital (LNJP) and two other city medical institutes – the GB Pant Institute or GIPMER and the Guru Nanak Eye Centre.

The MS of LNJP told the L-G that wards had been set aside for dengue and chikungunya patients.

Moreover, residents are expecting fogging in the locality on a massive scale after MCD elections 2017 came to an end. Also, residents would look towards newly election councillors to work overtime to get things addressed in the locality.

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