Noida is witnessing a dengue and chikungunya epidemic. Hundreds of people, from rural belts to posh city localities, have been affected. People have been thronging private and government hospitals with complaints of severe body ache and high fever.
Keeping in mind the surge in reports of such cases, the Noida District Hospital has increased the number of beds from 160 to 200. A total of 700 extra beds have been brought in by private hospitals. Almost 70-80 per cent of the cases received are of patients complaining of high fever.
Some hospitals have even had to resort to two patients having to share a bed. District Magistrate of Noida, NP Singh, visited the district hospital and took stock of the situation. Chief medical officer of Noida, Dr Vijay Deepak Verma has issued a strict warning to doctors to be present on duty as per their shift timings.