North Delhi corporation suspends officials, as dengue cases rise

New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS): The deputy health officer and the malaria inspector of the Rohini zone have been suspended, as the north Delhi municipal corporation has the highest number of dengue cases, an official said Tuesday.

"In view of rising number of dengue cases from the Rohini zone, deputy health officer and malaria inspector of the zone have been placed under suspension with immediate effect," said Praveen Kumar Gupta, north Delhi commissioner.

Of the 1,355 cases reported from Delhi and its adjoining areas, 663 cases are from the north corporation while 291 from the Rohini zone alone.

"The leave of medical and paramedical staff of all the polyclinics falling under north corporation's jurisdiction has also been cancelled," added Gupta.

To cater to the rising number of patients, beds have been increased at Hindu Rao Hospital and Kasturba Gandhi Hospital. Along with it, mobile dispensaries will also be stationed in Shahbad Daulatpur and one each in Buddh Vihar and Kirari from Wednesday.

There have been two deaths in the capital from the vector-borne disease.


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