While JE and AES outbreaks have been reported in at least 20 states around India, officials have continued to remain obsessed with just four.
Doctors and health experts say the rise in the number of cases is due to warmer weather and erratic rainfall, which caused flash floods and thereby water stagnation.
A large number of chikungunya cases have occurred due to heavy rainfall in many parts of the country, especially in Delhi, posing a serious health threat.
As India embarks on its biggest urban expansion yet, dengue prevention at construction sites must become an urgent priority in the years ahead.
Notwithstanding an administrative failure, hospitals turning away patients for a lack of beds is an example of medical negligence and a breach of ethics.