Delhi government as the situation worsened in the state has decided to immediately increase 795 beds in 48 new nursing homes and private hospitals on a temporary basis by allowing them provisional registration certificates for a period of three months.
On Friday, 4 more person succumbed to the disease in Delhi, which takes the death toll to 20, that prompt the Delhi government to approve nearly 750 more beds in 46 nursing homes and private hospitals as the Delhi health facilities crawled under heavy rush of patients affected dengue.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after facing criticism for failing to control the disease reached out to the Opposition parties like BJP and Congress seeking their suggestion to deal with the situation.
The latest to die of disease included a 12-year-old girl Kiran Kumari and 11-year-old Mohammad. Also, a 17-year-old Rishabh, a resident of New Seemapuri in north-east Delhi, took his last breath at Max Super-Speciality hospital in Ghaziabad yesterday. There was medical negligence according to his family and claimed they were charged exorbitant fees by the hospital.
His relative said he was treated in three different hospitals and every one of them charged hefty money from them. Rishabh uncle also alleged the Max hospital, place where he died, did not hand over the mortal remains as they demanded Rs 80,000 payment but settled at Rs 18,000 after knowing that media knows the news.
The hospital, however, said, “On request of the family, a significant amount was waived in view of their economic condition.”
Kiran, a resident of Nangloi in Outer Delhi, Mohammad, from Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh and Rahisha (37), from Dwarka, died of dengue at RML hospital yesterday.