Allahabad HC seeks Uttar Pradesh govt reply on steps taken to control surge in dengue, Legal News, ET LegalWorld – Legal Firms

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court expressed its exasperation over the “pitiable” ground reality of the dengue outbreak in the state capital while “everything is said to be fine in government records”.

While hearing a PIL, a bench of Justices DK Upadhyay and Saurabh Srivastava directed the state counsel to state in an affidavit if experts at the National Centre for Vector-Borne Diseases Control were consulted for not only treating the patients but also for prevention of dengue in the city.

“(The) Affidavit shall also indicate as to what measures are taken by the state authorities for educating the people of the dangers of the vector-borne diseases and the preventive measures, which are to be taken,” the bench added. Meanwhile, the bench also asked municipal corporation’s counsel Namit Sharma to file an affidavit to be sworn in by none other than its Commissioner indicating the steps taken by it for checking the growth of mosquitoes and for ensuring sanitation in general in the city.

Earlier, in compliance of the Thursday’s order, additional chief standing counsel Amitabh Rai placed the instructions obtained from the state government apprising the bench that the government was taking every step to check menace and has made medicines and beds available in government hospitals.

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