Jain visits hospitals, takes stock of ground situation
During his survey, the Health Minister also met various patients and doctors and tried to share their views and problems. The first stop for Jain was Aruna Asaf Ali hospital. After visiting and meeting patients there, Jain proceeded to Dr Hedgewar Arogya Sansthan in Karkardooma where he again interacted with doctors as well as patients.
The third hospital visited by the minister was Jag Pravesh Chandra hospital at Shastri Park which was then followed by his visit to Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital. Taking into consideration that there has been huge panic and fear among the citizens due to the spurt of dengue, chikungunya cases, the minister during his course of interaction with patients advised them of the remedial measures and asked them not to panic. Jain also met senior doctors at the hospitals to chalk out future course of action.
Speaking on the crisis of the vector-borne diseases, Jain added: “There must not be unnecessary panic. The preventive measures taken by the Delhi government is in place and our hospitals can cater to patients from Delhi as well as outside.”
On the recent deaths due to chikungunya, Satyendar Jain asked the citizens of Delhi to keep calm and visit the doctor immediately if symptoms persist. Slamming the three Delhi Municipal Corporations, Jain said: “There has been no work done by the Municipal Corporations in ensuring cleanliness in the city.”
Meanwhile, at a time when mosquito-borne diseases are at its peak, the strike of contractual medical staff in Noida and Greater Noida has worsened the crisis. The district hospital in Noida is facing influx of patients from rural areas as all the 11 Urban Primary Health Centers (PHCs) and Community Health Centres are almost paralysed due to strike.