When reporters asked him about his continued absence, Jain angrily asked why no one was questioning the lieutenant governor for his absence. “The LG removed the health secretary appointed by us and replaced him with another officer. Today , neither the new secretary , nor the LG are in the city. You should figure out where they are,“ he said.
Jain said when the Delhi high court gave its verdict stating that LG is the supreme authority in Delhi, Najeeb Jung gave a series of interviews to news channels.“He claimed to be the government and issued illegal orders stating that transfers of officials have to have sanction of the LG.Jung has threatened all officers into submission and that’s why no one listens to us,“ said the health minister. He even insinuated that a reporter was being fed questions to defame the AAP government in Delhi.
“I know who is feeding you the questions you have been asking,“ said Jain, when asked why the government was putting the entire blame on others.
The minister said preventing mosquito-breeding was the corporation’s responsibility . “They are only interested in corruption and minting money by allowing illegal activities. Where are the 272 councillors or for that matter seven members of Parliament from BJP ,“ he asked.
He claimed the Delhi government has 40% of the total beds available in hospitals. “Our hospitals are running efficiently and many beds reserved for dengue and chikungunya patients are still vacant. It is the central government and corporation-run hospitals that are overcrowded and patients are complaining,“ the minister added, virtually absolving himself and the state government of any responsibility .