Chikungunya has claimed four lives as the monsoon season takes a toll on Delhi. Apart from the number of deaths, various politicians are in the news for not being there when the capital needs them the most.
For instance, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is in Bangalore for his throat treatment. His deputy Manish Sisodia is in Finland. Other important ministers like Gopal Rai and Imran Hussein are out of the city for various other reasons. As the city's health is depleting, Health Minister Satyendar Jain was campaigning in Goa. Thankfully, he went to Delhi as the number of deaths soared and, making him the only important minister present at the action.
The blame game
The absence of important ministers of the cabinet has not stopped Arvind Kejriwal from indulging in the blame game. In a tweet, he has blamed the governor and BJP-led municipality corporation for the state of Delhi. He also mentioned that he is left with no power to save his city.
In return, BJP leaders have said that Delhi was never Kejriwal's priority and he was always interested in national politics ignoring what was happening in the state he is supposed to govern.
Media not spared either
When journalist Shekhar Gupta committed the sin of pointing out that it was the first Chikangunya death in Delhi, he was given the usual response from Kejriwal --- a reply that made Kejriwal look like a victim. He blamed Shekhar Gupta, who has never been a fan of the party and accused him of playing politics with him and also alleged that people like him have defamed journalism in the country.
राजनीति करनी है, खुल कर सामने आओ। पहले कांग्रिस की दलाली करते थे, अब मोदी की? ऐसे लोगों ने पत्रकारिता को गंदा किया https://t.co/N5Bj2Xf5hB
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 12, 2016
The self guide to avoid the disease
As the politicians divulge in other priorities, WMI brings you the guide of saving yourself from the adverse effects of the disease. Precaution is the best cure in this case. Experts say that all you need to do is to not get bitten by mosquitoes, especially during the day. Avoiding water accumulation, wearing clothes that cover your full body and using mosquito repellents can help in this situation. Once you get the symptoms like fever, rashes and joint pain, using paracetemol should be your solution for fever. Other high dose medicines can lead to bleeding owing to depletion of the platelets in the body.
This monsoon season, be safe and pray for Delhi. Maybe that can help more than anything the Delhi CM can do.