Allahabad High Court Takes Suo Motu Cognizance Of Increasing Cases Of Malaria And Dengue In Prayagraj
Prayagraj, November 1 (TNA) Worried at the spike in cases of malaria and dengue in Prayagraj, the Allahabad High Court has taken suo moto cognizance and has sought information from the government about the steps being taken to prevent the increasing cases of dengue and chikungunya. In this matter, the High Court has asked this to be treated as a PIL and has given one week's time to the UP government and Prayagraj officials to respond.
The next hearing of the petition will be on November 6. The court asked Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal what arrangements have been made to deal with malaria. This order has been given by the division bench of Chief Justice Pritinkar Diwakar and Justice Ajay Bhanot while hearing the suo motu PIL.
The court asked whether the state government had any mechanism to find out which malaria genome was dominant. The bench also sought details about the government's action plan and procedure to effectively control it. Additional Advocate General Goyal said that complete preparations have been made to deal with mosquito-borne diseases and the executive mechanism is fully functioning. Action is being taken to control mosquitoes.
The court said that it will pass a detailed order in this regard. At present the order has not been uploaded yet. On the other hand, dengue and chikungunya are wreaking havoc in Prayagraj also. So far, 315 cases of dengue have been reported and out of these, 246 are from urban areas. Whereas in Chikan Guniya district the number of cases is 241.
Of these, 63 cases could not be traced. There is an outbreak of mosquito borne diseases in all areas of the city. People are suffering from bone breaking fever and even after recovery, they are suffering from its pain for months. The arrangements made by the Municipal Corporation and the Health Department for spraying medicines are also proving inadequate.