BJP demands health minster’s resignation over failure to control dengue outbreak

New Delhi: BJP on Thursday demanded the resignation of Uttarakhand Health Minister SS Negi accusing the state government of failing to control the outbreak of dengue in the state.

“The state government has totally failed in controlling the spread of dengue in the state,” State BJP president Ajay Bhatt told reporters.

Criticising the Health Minister for trying to avaoid his responsibilities by saying that it was not solely the state government’s responsibility to control the spread of the disease, he said he should tender an apology for making such “insensitive statement” and resign immediately.

“How can he get away bymaking a statement like that? He is the health minister and even if health officials of the municipal corporation are not working properly, the onus rests on the state government,” Bhatt said.

Out of 756 dengue cases reported so far, as many as 709 have been reported from the state capital only. Still no proper preventive steps like fogging are being taken to control the disease, he said.