Dengue claimed the lives of four more people in the capital over the last two days, taking the total number of deaths this season to around 15.
As the city reels under the effects of the disease, officials have only confirmed five deaths.
Meanwhile, even as all government hospitals remain handicapped due to unavailability of beds, two children, aged 7 and 6, died due to lack of treatment after they were turned away by renowned private hospitals.
Dengue, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, causes fever and acute pain in joints. It was first reported in 1956 in Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, and the first outbreak was in Calcutta in 1963.
The most severe outbreak was recorded in 1996 in Delhi, when more than 400 deaths were recorded.
The dismal state of healthcare services is illustrated by one shocking statistic. There has been a 66% drop in funds in the last three years in Delhi, which has weakened the fight.
Here are some facts that show Delhi is not alone - the entire landscape of preventable diseases is in a sorry state.