AAP has been issuing huge advertisements across the country highlighting their achievements. One of the triumphs highlights their action taken to curb dengue in Delhi. While on one hand it claims to have taken tough steps, on other side it acknowledges 11 deaths and more than 1900 reported cases.
The actual death figure is more than three times than what is mentioned in Delhi government’s advertisement. Delhi government might have tried to cover up the real picture by drastically reducing the death figures but the question arises – what was government trying to prove by highlighting dengue deaths in government funded advertisement?
Aam Aadmi Party made flamboyant promises on health, but all their promises fell flat as got badly entangled in wake of dengue crisis. Instead of bravely facing the situation, AAP indulged in blame game with centre and BJP ruled MCD.
38 people died in 2015, up from three deaths in the previous year. As Delhi was overlooking the dangers of facing a possible epidemic, the government completely ignored the situation and failed to take necessary steps.
Instead of taking any necessary steps to curb Dengue from spreading further, AAP government was seen indulging in typical “Tu -Tu Main-Main”. It was really unfortunate that Delhi government failed in taking any preventive steps to control the disease and provide adequate medical facilities to the patients. Instead of taking any step, Delhi government conveniently put entire blame on BJP ruled MCD.
AAP government released a statement, “the primary responsibility of tackling the issue of dengue in the national capital is that of the MCD.” This has now become an issue of every year. The MCD is under the BJP”, its leaders further added.
Health conditions worsened despite increasing budget
The AAP government released1.5 times more budget for health but the health services in Delhi worsened further. Over 150 ambulances were rusting without any use while the scheme of Mohalla Clinic launched by AAP government was limited to just one clinic.
Delhi government might have spent exorbitant amount in highlighting their tough steps in curbing dengue in National capital but the truth has already surfaced in front of people. Kejriwal government failed completely in taking preventive steps to control the disease and provide adequate medical facilities to the patients.