Dengue cases: Centre tells Delhi Govt. to increase its bed strength

New Delhi, Sept.14 (ANI): In wake of the rising cases of dengue in the national capital, Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Monday said that the Central Government has asked the Delhi Government to increase the bed strength in the hospitals and to initiate action against the private hospitals, which are over charging the patients.

“Seeing the recent spurt of cases of dengue, it has been decided and the Delhi Government has been told to increase its bed strength. At the same time, our Central Government hospitals are underway to increase the bed strengths,” Nadda told ANI.

“I have told the Delhi Health Minister to take action against private hospitals that are over charging patients and keep a close vigil on it so that the patients do not suffer on this account,” he added.

The Delhi Government had issued notices to two private hospitals after the parents of a seven-year-old boy, who died of dengue on Tuesday, committed suicide as they failed to get him admitted to a hospital in time.

The couple’s son died after allegedly being denied admission at two prominent private hospitals. (ANI)

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