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Delhi Government Orders 1K More Beds To Treat Dengue Fever Patients, Warns Hospitals Not To Turn Away Patients

Agence France-Presse: Delhi orders extra hospital beds after dengue outbreak
“New Delhi’s government ordered Monday 1,000 extra beds in hospitals to treat dengue patients, as the Indian capital reels from the worst outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease in five years…” (9/14).

BBC News: Delhi hospitals denying dengue treatment to be penalized
“The state government in the Indian capital, Delhi, has threatened to penalize hospitals after reports that they turned away dying children suffering from dengue fever. Two families have alleged in recent days that their children died after being denied treatment at hospitals…” (9/15).

CNN: New Delhi faces worst dengue outbreak in five years
“…Even without an outbreak, New Delhi’s four major federal-funded hospitals are stretched by the thousands of patients that visit them everyday. The dozens of other state and municipal level hospitals in the city also suffer from overcrowding…” (Singh, 9/16).

Financial Times: Delhi hospitals warned over dengue fever crisis
“… ‘We have become blind in the race to make more and more profit,’ Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s chief minister and a former anti-corruption activist, said after a surprise inspection of state-run hospitals on Tuesday. ‘We shouldn’t forget our humanity.’ ‘Hospitals which refuse treatment will not be spared,’ he added…” (Kazmin, 9/16).

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