Medindia
Advertisement

Dengue Outbreak: High Court Issue Notices to Center, State Government On A PIL

by Bidita Debnath on September 22, 2015 at 1:14 AM

 Dengue Outbreak: High Court Issue Notices to Center, State Government On A PIL
Delhi High Court issued notices to the Center and the state government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) accusing the AAP government and MCDs of not acting vigilantly and responsibly to control dengue, which is a mosquito-borne tropical disease.

The PIL was filed by Congress leader Ajay Maken in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the national capital.
Advertisement

A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath sought the response from the Centre, Delhi government and municipal corporations of Delhi by September 24 and tagged the plea with other similar matter.

In the PIL, Maken said the Delhi government failed to initiate awareness campaigns and an outbreak alarm was raised only after dengue fatalities were reported, which is otherwise not a life-threatening disease.
Advertisement

It said the Delhi government allocated approximately Rs.81 crore towards malaria and dengue control programs. However, it did not bother to release the funds to the MCDs. Citing lack of funds as an alibi for their gross failure in controlling dengue outbreak, these agencies rendered the general public completely helpless, the petition said.

"There is lack of coordination and unpreparedness on part of the Delhi government, central government and also the municipal authorities in Delhi in addressing and controlling the unprecedented outbreak of dengue and the deteriorating public health in the city," said the plea.

It said all hospitals - private and public - should be directed not to refuse any patients on account of monetary conditions or any other reason and in case of misconduct of hospitals or refusal to admit patients, heavy penalty must be imposed by the court.

The MCDs should be directed to urgently undertake special fumigation and sanitation drives and anti-mosquito breeding operations in their respective areas, said the PIL, adding the central government should be directed to depute more doctors in the national capital from the central pool.

Acting on a different PIL, the court had sought a status report by September 24 from the central and Delhi governments on the steps taken to control the dengue menace.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections Linked to Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Children
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity Constipation Dengue Fever Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Mosquito Diseases Dengue and Homeopathy Chikungunya and Homeopathy Chikungunya Dengue Piles Treatment Options 

Recommended Reading
Women and Child Welfare Minister Hits Out at BJP MPs, Doctors Over Dengue Deaths
Delhi Women and Child Welfare Minister Sandeep Kumar was seen attacking doctors in a video, but ......
Delhi: Dengue Toll Reaches 23
In the national capital the death toll due to dengue has reached 23, confirm sources....
Health Ministry Issues Advisory to Intensify Vector Control Measures on Dengue After Rain
Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda said the government was "closely monitoring" the situation and the ...
Delhi Police Holds Blood Donation Camp To Compensate Blood Shortage Due To Dengue Cases
The major concern before the administration is the shortage of blood due to the rising dengue ......
Chikungunya
Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by mosquito bites; it causes fever, severe joint pain and rash...
Constipation
Constipation, or difficulty passing stool, is a common digestive complaint and is a symptom of gastr...
Dengue
Dengue is a tropical disease caused by mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever,...
Dengue / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Encyclopedia section of medindia gives general information about Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic ......
Drug Toxicity
Drug toxicity is an adverse reaction of the body towards a drug that results as a side effect of a d...
Mosquito Diseases
Mosquito-borne diseases, like malaria, filaria, dengue, etc are common in places conducive of mosqu...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use