Allahabad HC Raps UP Govt On Dengue Menace, Says Concrete Action Not Being Taken

Allahabad HC Raps UP Govt On Dengue Menace, Says Concrete Action Not Being Taken

Prayagraj, November 17 (TNA) The Allahabad High Court (HC) on Friday said that the state government had not taken concrete action to control the menace of dengue and other vector-borne diseases.

The court asked the UP government to take concrete action in this matter and save people from mosquito-borne diseases. This order was given by the division bench of Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Ajay Bhanot while hearing the suo motu PIL.

The Allahabad High Court on Friday, while hearing a petition demanding curbing diseases spread by mosquitoes including dengue, malaria, chikungunya in other districts of UP including Prayagraj, expressed displeasure at the UP government officials. The court said that concrete action is not being taken to control the disease.

Earlier during the hearing, Amicus Curiae and General Secretary of Allahabad High Court Bar Association, Nitin Sharma informed the court that no effective action is being taken by the authorities to control mosquitoes. Foggging is not being done in sufficient quantity. Wherever fogging is taking place, diesel is being used in it which is not affecting mosquitoes.

The court has considered the government's efforts so far to prevent diseases spread by mosquitoes including dengue, malaria, chikungunya in the state as inadequate and has expressed dissatisfaction and has directed the government to take effective concrete steps. The court said that concrete action is not being taken to control the disease.

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