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Thousands of people suffering from Dengue due to failure of Channi Govt: Dr. Cheema
Chandigarh, October 23, 2021: Former Minister Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema today said that thousands of people were suffering from Dengue to due the failure of the Channi Government in Punjab, and during the last 10 days thousands of new patients have emerged suffering from dengue and are under treatment in hospitals.
In a statement released here today, the Shiromani Akali Dal Senior Vice President Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema said that during the last 10 days Punjab has witnessed an increase of more than 90 percent in cases.
He said that maximum cases have been reported from Mohali, Bathinda, Amritsar, Hoshiarpur, and Pathankot where 6970 people have been found infected with dengue.
He said that on October 12 total of 5889 cases were reported in Punjab and on October 21, a total of 11129 Dengue cases were reported for which Punjab Government is directly responsible.
Dr. Cheema further said that people of the state had earlier suffered during COVID-19 when thousands of people had lost their lives due to the failure of Capt.
Amarinder Singh led Government and now people were facing Dengue during this Channi government.
He said that though the official government is denying figures the reality is that there were 22 suspected deaths with Dengue in the state out of which 9 were from Mansa and 3 from Ludhiana.
He said that this year Dengue case has registered an increase compared to the last three years.
Dr. Cheema also said that had the government taken steps on time to stop the spread of the disease, people could have been saved from Dengue.
He said that governments of other states were spending crores of rupees on educating people on Dengue whereas the Punjab Government was spending on misleading advertisements on providing relief to farmers who have suffered due to attack on pink bollworm whereas not a single farmer got relief money.
The SAD leader further said that cases of Dengue reported in Punjab were those cases that were already confirmed whereas thousands of cases were others who had skipped ELISA tests and have taken medicines from RMP doctors.
He said that a total of 29307 suspected cases have been reported in the state out of which 11129 were confirmed cases.He urged the CM to give preference to issue and order timely fogging and other measures to contain this disease to ensure saving lives.