Day 213 : 16-Sep-15

Steps taken by AAP government in Delhi on 16-Sep-15:

  1. Delhi government issued a “blanket order” giving its hospitals powers to employ more doctors and nursing staff and directed private hospitals to increase bed capacity to deal with rising cases of Dengue. (Source)
  2. The Delhi government has turned its anti-corruption helpline at the number 1031, into a dengue helpline, as the capital grapples with a lethal outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease. (Source)
  3. The Delhi government made emergency purchases of 1,000 new beds for dengue patients within a week, as disaster beds reserved for such situations in all state government hospitals only add up to around 150 beds. (Source)
  4. The Delhi government has put a price cap of Rs 600 on dengue tests — antibody and NS1 antigen — and Rs 50 for checking platelet count. (Source1) (Source2)
  5. The Delhi transport department on Wednesday came out with a notification for an increase of 25 percent on registration charges of private vehicles registered in the name of companies and firms. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  6. The Delhi government inked an agreement to procure 110 ambulances, and announced implementation of a three-pronged ‘home to hospital care’ scheme. (Source)
  7. Delhi Jal Board (DJB) chairman and Water Minister Kapil Mishra conducted a three-hour fact-finding survey on the Yamuna on Wednesday. (Source1) (Source2)

Related News:

  1. 14 Die of Dengue in Delhi, Patients Forced to Share Hospital Beds: 10 Latest Developments. (Source) (Source2)
  2. The surge in dengue cases in the national capital have led to a serious space crunch in government hospitals. (Source)
  3. An interactive website that will soon become a real-time report card to track AAP Delhi Government’s work takes shape in US. (Source)
  4. A Delhi court today summoned AAP MLA Bhavna Gaur in a complaint seeking criminal prosecution of the legislator for allegedly furnishing false details about her educational qualifications. (Source1) (Source2) (Source3)
  5. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal informs the state government that commission would begin work on the implementation of regulation of private placement agencies. (Source)
  6. National Green Tribunal Wednesday has directed that idol immersion in Yamuna would be allowed “only of the ones which are made from biodegradable material and not plastic/Plaster of Paris”. (Source)
  7. Two of Delhi government’s  own super-speciality hospitals that can accommodate 950 sick people lie utterly unused for in-patient treatment. (Source)

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