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Diarrhoea, cholera, AIDS cases increasing in Delhi: Congress

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New Delhi, Aug 2: The Congress Delhi unit said the cases of diarrhoea, cholera and AIDS increasing manifold for the past three years.

Due to this, health situation in the capital has been worsening.

Water-borne diseases have increased manifold due to contaminated water supply in various parts of the city, said Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee.

Mukherjee said on an average 5,85,480 people have suffered from diarrhoea and cholera cases 7,328 in 2016.

“Ever since the Aam Aadmi Party assumed power in Delhi, diseases like dengue, chikungunya and swine flue have been on the rise, but the present data shows that cases of water-borne diseases like diarrhoea and cholera have also been increasing unchecked,” Mukherjee said.

“AAP government’s claim of increasing hospital beds by 10,000 has also proved to be hollow as only 806 beds have been added since 2014, making an average of 268 beds per year, though the AAP has been in in power in Delhi for the past two and a half years,” the Congress leader said.

She also said that in 2014, there were 2,211 cases of AIDS in Delhi, which increased to 17,332 in 2016.

“AIDS cases have been rising at an alarming rate, but the (Arvind) Kejriwal government has not taken any steps to either control it or create awareness among the people,” Mukherjee said.

Wefornews Bureau

 

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