Delhi

Make sure hospitals have enough beds & drugs, Nadda tells AAP govt

Minister reviews city’s preparedness for vector-borne diseases

Union Minister for Health J. P. Nadda has asked the Delhi government to issue an advisory to all hospitals and chemists to keep adequate stock of necessary drugs in case of an outbreak of vector-borne diseases.

At a high-level meeting to review the Capital’s preparedness for vector-borne diseases (dengue, malaria, chikungunya and swine flu), Mr. Nadda said that the government must ensure that hospitals have adequate isolation wards and beds.

‘Follow protocols’

“Ensure that protocols for ventilator management are followed and that adequate quantity of testing kits, drugs etc., are available in all government hospitals, the Minister said on Friday.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Union Health Secretary Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, and medical superintendent of central government hospitals in Delhi, attended the high-level meeting.

Stating that a strong awareness campaign is effective in combating the diseases, Mr. Nadda urged Mr. Jain to launch a campaign to educate people about keeping their home and surrounding areas free of stagnant water.

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