Insight: What stopped the LG from stepping in, if AAP wasn't up to the job?

| Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 23:19
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Five days after Delhi's missing health minister popped up in the capital he made an emphatic claim - that the deaths in Delhi weren't due to chikungunya.
But his assessment was contradicted almost immediately by top medical authorities in hospitals that are run by the AAP govt itself. These doctors went to great lengths to confirm that chikungunya was the cause of death.
Later at night this same minister did some cursory rounds of some Delhi government hospitals in the capital. Almost immediately he boasted that everything was in tip-top shape. But NewsX decided to investigate this assertion.  What we found totally contradicts the minister.
The hospitals run by the Delhi government are in shambolic state as our team of reporters found out. In three hospitals the most critical test for chikungunya and dengue was not available, while in some beds were in short supply.
The ratio of doctors and attendants to patients was unacceptably low. In short the investigation proves that the AAP was determined to cover-up its own inadequacies. Perhaps that's why it was so quick to deflect attention away from itself and unto PM Modi and the Centre.
Here's a report that throws up some disturbing questions. Has the Kejriwal government lied to the national capital on the viral epidemic raging in the city? Has it been in denial about the scale of the epidemic? Has it passed the buck on its own responsibilities to the people of Delhi?
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