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Delhi hospitals asked to use one-third reserved Covid beds for dengue, malaria, chikungunya patients

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Photo: Twitter

New Delhi, Oct 31 (MNN) The Delhi Government has ordered use of one-third of beds reserved for coronavirus patients for those suffering from diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya in view of increased cases in the national capital.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the Kejriwal government is one step ahead on every front — spreading public awareness to prevent dengue, increase beds in hospitals for treatment of dengue and other patients.

Since the coronavirus cases in Delhi have come down, the Minister said, one-third of beds reserved for such patients will now be used for dengue, malaria, and chikungunya patients.

The government is fully prepared to prevent the spread of dengue, as well as treatment of such patients in all hospitals of Delhi.

These beds will be completely separated from those of corona patients as well as staff so as to prevent any possibility of transmission of infections.

The ’10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute’ campaign was on under the leadership of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and had been effective in preventing dengue, Jain said.

“People should actively participate so that mosquitoes spreading dengue don’t breed. Through this campaign, awareness has been spread among the people about the prevention of dengue.”

He said that people of Delhi need not be afraid of dengue but fight and defeat it. In this campaign, all the people of Delhi are requested to support the government and follow all the guidelines issued by the government to prevent dengue.

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