Delhi government to open 50 fever/dengue clinics

New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The Delhi government would open 50 fever/dengue clinics from Monday, Health Minister Satyendar Jain announced on Friday.

“Delhi Govt is going to open 50 speciality fever/dengue clinics from Monday. These will open from 7 am to 9 pm daily,” Jain tweeted.

According to officials of the Delhi government, these fever/dengue clinics would be opened in dispensaries located across the city.

“These fever/dengue clinics will be opened at the dispensaries of the Delhi government. Doctors will remain present at these clinics to treat patients suffering from fever in the respective area,” a government official told IANS.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met Aam Aadmi Party legislators at his residence on Friday evening and discussed the dengue situation.

He asked the legislators to keep checking in their constituencies the availability of medicines, test kits and cleanliness in hospitals.

“Talk to the people and ask them not to panic and keep calm. Tell them to have as much fluid as they can and make them aware about dengue. Keep a check on the availability of medicines and testing kits in the hospitals,” he said.

On cases of refusal by hospitals, the chief minister said such incidents should be reported to the government, and stern action would be taken.

He also asked the legislators to talk to municipal officials and get fogging done in their areas.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present in the meeting, told the legislators: “There is no dearth of fogging machines. Talk to the concerned people, keep chasing them and get the fogging done.”

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