Why should Delhites suffer Dengue, Chikungunya, if MCD can’t clear garbage? Delhi HC

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New Delhi, June 27: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday keep hearing a few petitions looking for activity by the Delhi Government and metro specialists to stop the spread of dengue and chikungunya. Municipal Commissioners should stay introduce for the hearing. Earlier, the High Court hammered Municipal Corporation of Delhi (north, south and east) in neglecting to deal with the sanitation and trash administration in the national capital. The South and North MCD magistrates had showed up under the steady gaze of the court, while the EDMC chief got an exception as he was out of the nation.

Delhi High Court has questioned the Delhi government on rampant regularization of unauthorized colonies that is making the job of municipal corporations harder. Delhi High Court told Delhi government that for right to shelter and right to city & community, you are compromising on the health of citizens. Delhi High Court has also asked the Delhi government that why should citizens of Delhi face Dengue & Chikungunya, if MCD can’t clear garbage in unauthorized colonies?

During August 2016, City hospitals in Delhi were swamped with patients suffering from fever, most of them down with the mosquito-borne dengue and chikungunya . However, this monsoon, many others have been infected with a host of other viruses. The doctors have also been been spotting “cross infections” in many cases. “I came across a patient who had dengue and typhoid at the same time,” Dr Atul Gogia, senior consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, says. Similarly, Dr Suranjit Chatterjee of Apollo hospital has come across many patients who have been hospitalised following loss of consciousness, unrelenting fever and vomiting, but have tested negative for dengue and chikungunya.

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