Allahabad HC seeks plan for seasonal diseases, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Thursday expressed anguish on alleged poor handling of patients of vector-borne diseases like dengue, chikungunya, viral fever etc in government run hospitals in the city.

The court was especially concerned about the alleged lack of beds in government hospitals for such patients. It also pulled up the municipal corporation for its failure to control the spread of dengue due to poor sanitation arrangement and fogging.

The bench directed the state government to place before it the action plan it has readied to curb the menace in the city. The bench of Justice D K Upadhyay and Justice Saurabh Srivastava directed the additional chief secretaries of medical and health services as well as medical education department, the municipal commissioner and other departments concerned to lay before it through their counsel the steps which are required to be taken to check the already widespread menace caused by vector borne diseases in the city. The bench has fixed the next hearing on Friday itself.

“The counsel representing state, municipal corporation and other departments concerned shall be appropriately briefed as to what effective steps are being taken or have been taken by the state authorities and the municipal authorities not only for prevention of spread of such vector borne diseases but also for providing adequate medical facilities to the patients suffering from such diseases”, added the bench.

Hearing a PIL on the issue, the bench expressed concern with government authorities on the charges of bar association members that the government and civil machinery was lethargic in dealing with the situation.

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