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Lack of facilities in MCD hospitals to cure dengue: Jai Kishan
New Delhi | Friday, Oct 21 2011 IST
 
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With mosquito-borne diseases, including dengue, on rise in the Capital, Opposition Congress at the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) today alleged less spending on medicines and other facilities for the patients. Maximum amount of budget allocated to health department is spent over salaries of doctors and staff, MCD Leader of the Opposition Jai Kishan Sharma told the Standing Committee meeting here. Of the Rs 555 crore health budget for 2011-12, 65 per cent will be spent over doctors and staff of MCD hospitals, while a mere Rs 55 crore have been allocated for medicines and other equipment, Mr Sharma said. He alleged lack of medicines and proper facilities in MCD hospitals to treat patients. The number of dengue patients in the Capital have reached over 526 and about 24 fresh cases are being reported every 24 hours. Four people have died of the mosquito-borne disease. It implies that there is lack of proper facilities in MCD hospitals to cure the disease, he said. UNI KJ SW 1909

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