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Convene health ministers' meeting, Jain tells dda

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  16 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Sept 15: The Delhi government on Thursday urged union Health Minister J.P. dda to call a meeting of health ministers of Delhi and neighbouring states to review healthcare facilities. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain made the appeal as many of the dengue and chikungunya patients come to Delhi hospitals from other states. In a letter to dda, Jain said the Delhi government was making best efforts to coordite with the union health ministry and its hospitals to tackle the outbreak of dengue and chikungunya.

“Many of the patients coming to Delhi hospitals are from neighbouring states in the NCR. They rush to Delhi hospitals apparently due to lack of proper healthcare facilities in their states,” the minister said. He said this put pressure on the medical infrastructure in Delhi, particularly in government hospitals. (IANS)

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