13 September 2016: Congress leader and three-time chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit on the issue of chikungunya had slammed AAP government for not taking any responsibility to anticipate the disease.
“It is the government’s responsibility to take preemptive steps when this season arrives, before people get sick,” she told ANI adding that there was no fumigation in the city this time.
“We saw no fumigation this time in the city. If the government doesn’t fulfil responsibility how will it work?” she questioned.
Four new death cases has been recorded due to Chikungunya in the national capital. At least 10 people have died of dengue and malaria. Earlier, a 65-year old man died due to Chikungunya in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital of Delhi on Monday.
The viral disease is usually non-fatal but hospitals say they are getting many patients of the disease with severe manifestation of the illness, including brain infections.
The municipal corporation data shows dengue, chikungunya and malaria has affected 1158, 1,057 and 21 people, respectively. But these numbers are misleading. Overall , 18 patients with confirmed Chikungunya in SGR Hospital.
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda also said that centre is ready to provide any help needed.
According to experts there is no specific treatment for Chikungunya. Administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and getting plenty of rest can only be beneficial.