Chikungunya death: Delhi Govt. blames MCD

Panaji (Goa), [India] Sept. 13 : Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday blamed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for the recent death caused by Chikungunya in the national capital.

Jain said it is the local body which is not doing its duty whereas the Delhi Government has taken all measures to combat the vector borne disease.

'We are making all efforts and keeping track of everything. One should ask what the MCD is doing. All of it is MCD's job. To curb all these diseases is the job of MCD. They are not doing anything. No fogging is being done, they are taking no measures to combat the spread of vector borne diseases," said Jain.

"We are doing everything on our part. We have made all arrangements in the hospitals, there are sufficient numbers of beds, patients' are being attended.

We have taken care of everything. Delhi government hospitals are fully equipped to deal with any crisis," he added. Clarifying his stand over the apt preparations to combat vector borne disease, Jain said, "The person, who died yesterday due to chikungunya was from Uttar Pradesh.

The people come for treatment at last stage. It gets difficult." Delhi recorded its first case of Chikungunya casualty with the death of a 65-year-old man, who yesterday succumbed to the vector-borne disease.

The victim R. Pandey succumbed to the disease at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. According to reports, Chikungunya cases in the national capital has sharply risen to over 1,000 this season, marking a jump of nearly 90 percent from its count last week.

Source: ANI