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Only 1,800 dengue cases reported in Haryana: Anil Vij

Chandigarh: Health Minister Anil Vij today said the situation with respect to cases of dengue, malaria and chikungunya being reported in the Haryana is under control.

He also claimed that the number of cases reported in Haryana is negligible in comparison with neighbouring states.

The Health Minister was speaking at the Swarna Jayanti Session of Haryana Assembly here today.

Vij said that while 18,000 and 5,000 dengue cases have so far been reported in Delhi and Punjab respectively, only 1,800 such cases have been reported in Haryana.

He said that officers of the state’s Health Department had been cautioned against any negligence in this regard, and the Centre had directed that dengue cases would be confirmed only after testing in laboratories of government hospitals.

Meanwhile, Vij also informed the Assembly that the employees of National Health Mission (NHM) who had gone on strike recently demanding regularisation of jobs, had been recruited during the tenure of the previous Congress government, and affidavits stating that they could not demand regularisation as per rules had been sought from them.

Besides, NHM is a project of the central government, under which there is no possibility for regularisation of employees, he clarified.

“Apart from this, the regularisation policy framed by the Congress government had also been stayed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court,” he added.

Vij said that representatives of NHM employees who had called on him here today had been asked to rejoin duty so that their remaining demands could be considered sympathetically.