Dengue Fever- Tall Claims Made By Local Authorities, We Are Not Satisfied: Allahabad HC Directs DM, CMO Prayagraj To Appear
The Allahabad High Court has expressed dissatisfaction over the steps taken by the local authorities to prevent the spread of dengue fever. The Court observed that tall claims were being made by local authorities.
"Tall claims are being made by the local authorities that steps have been taken to prevent spread of Dengue fever. However, we are not satisfied.", the bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice J.J. Munir observed.
Thus the Court directed the District Magistrate, the Municipal Commissioner and the Chief Medical Officer, Prayagraj to appear in person in Court on November 4, 2022.
"Let the District Magistrate, the Municipal Commissioner and the Chief Medical Officer, Prayagraj appear in person in Court on November 4, 2022.", the bench directed.
Additional Advocate General Manish Goyal with Additional Chief Standing Counsel A.K. Goyal represented the State. Advocate S.D. Kautilya represented Nagar Nigam.
The matter was taken up suo moto on account of spread of Dengue fever in the city of Prayagraj.
The Court observed that proper fogging is not being done throughout the city besides other preventive steps.
The Court noted that "As has also been pointed out by Mr. Radha Kant Ojha, Senior Advocate and the President of the Bar, a general feedback is that proper fogging is not being done throughout the city besides other preventive steps."
Earlier, the Additional Advocate General had submitted that fogging is being done throughout the city by adopting different methods keeping in view the requirements of different areas and the space available. It was further submitted that residents of the city were being apprised of various factors, which have to be taken care of, to avoid spread of dengue fever.
Cause Title- In Re. Precaution and steps to be taken to stop the spread of Dengue Fever in the city of Prayagraj v. State of U.P.