The Delhi unit of the BJP has voiced its concern regarding the alarming surge in dengue cases within the city. According to the party, Resident Welfare Association (RWA) representatives have revealed that essential measures to curb the spread of dengue are being neglected in areas where residents have already fallen victim to this disease.
The situation in Delhi and its neighboring regions is dire, with citizens grappling with a relentless onslaught of dengue, all while the chief minister appears to be preoccupied with what they have termed ‘political tourism,’ as stated by Delhi BJP president, Virendra Sachdeva.
Sachdeva expressed his growing apprehension, saying, “Each passing day brings forth new complaints from RWA representatives, who lament the absence of fogging and other preventive measures in residential colonies. Residents within these areas are sadly reporting an increasing number of dengue cases within their families.”
Furthermore, Sachdeva alleged that even though the MCD health department staff and numerous government and private doctors have not officially confirmed the matter, they have unofficially acknowledged the regular occurrence of dengue-related deaths. He added that medical experts have identified a new variant of dengue, referred to as ‘Den-2,’ which leads to high fever, liver damage, and shock attacks in affected individuals.
Sachdeva went on to explain that pathologists have detected a concerning trend – the dengue positivity rate in the city has reached a peak, with 40 percent of suspected dengue cases confirming the presence of the virus. He emphasized that both the state government and associated bodies like the MCD appear to be suppressing crucial data concerning dengue cases in the city, revealing the severity of the situation.
“The Kejriwal government and the civic agency have utterly failed the citizens, effectively transforming the city into the ‘dengue capital,'” Sachdeva declared. He went on to highlight that central government-run hospitals within the city consistently report dengue-related deaths. However, instead of taking proactive measures to combat the epidemic, the Kejriwal government is seemingly focused on concealing the data. Sachdeva also criticized the Chief Minister for not launching any awareness campaigns aimed at preventing dengue.
In summary, the BJP in Delhi is deeply concerned about the surge in dengue cases in the city and has criticized the government’s apparent negligence in taking adequate preventive measures. They have accused the authorities of downplaying the severity of the situation and have called for more proactive efforts to combat the dengue epidemic.