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Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has been fined Rs. 25,000 for not submitting names of supposed errant government officials who have not been cooperating in dealing with outbreak of dengue and chikungunya cases in the capital.

When the government's lawyer said that they had less than 24 hours to submit the affidavit containing names of non-compliant officers, the court stated that the time designated was enough considering people were dying of the two diseases, the Hindu reported. 

The court had said on Friday that the government would have to submit names of officers who were reluctant to work rather than making claims about it. 

Jain blamed the spread of dengue and chikungunya on the officers. He said that they were not taking his orders and that stopped the AAP government from preventing the outbreak. He had said that files were being sent to the Lieutenant Governor's office instead of the government. 

The government's lawyer had sought time till October 7 for the next hearing as he was not available.

"No, we want it on Monday itself. If you are not available, ask your client to get another lawyer,"  Justice Madan B. Lokur said. "People are dying of chikunguniya. We cannot wait till Friday (October 7)," he added.