Dengue Menace: Delhi Government Summons Administrators of Private Hospitals

Published: 15th September 2015 03:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2015 03:24 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI:  In the wake of reports of their alleged refusal to admit dengue patients, the Delhi government today summoned administrators of all private hospitals and nursing homes in the city.    

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain will hold a meeting with them this evening. "Jain has summoned administrators of all private hospitals and nursing homes of Delhi for a meeting in view of the reports of their refusal to admit dengue patients," a senior Delhi government official said. 

Also Read: Delhi Government Orders Inquiry Into Death of Child From Dengue

In the meeting, administrators of nursing homes and private hospitals will be given strict orders to not refuse admission to any suspected dengue patient. The summons come in the backdrop of another boy succumbing to dengue with his family claiming negligence by hospitals in the city.        

On September 8, 7-year-old Avinash Rout had died due to the vector-borne disease after allegedly being turned away by five hospitals. His parents committed suicide that same night by jumping off the terrace of their fourth floor residence. 

Also Read: Delhi Dengue Crisis: Second Child Succumbs to Dengue in 7 Days

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