Dengue menace: HC summons DNCC, DSCC top health officials

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 17:43, Jul 22, 2019 | Updated : 17:46, Jul 22, 2019

REUTERS/File PhotoThe High Court has summoned the chief health officers of Dhaka North and South city corporations to explain why a report filed with the court did not properly portray the steps taken to eradicate mosquito-borne diseases -- Dengue and Chikungunya -- from the capital.
The HC bench of justices Tariq-ul-Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi passed the order on Monday after expressing dissatisfaction over the report submitted.
It also ordered the two officials to appear before it on Thursday (July 25) and explain themselves.
HC pulls up city corporations over dengue measures
Earlier on Jul 14, the same HC bench issued a suo-moto rule asking the two city corporation authorities to explain as to why they should not be directed for their inactivity to stop the spread of dengue disease and eradicate Aedes mosquitoes.
It also ordered Dhaka South and North city corporations to take measures to prevent mosquito-borne diseases including dengue and chikungunya within 24 hours.
The rule was returnable within a week that fell on Jul 22.
The court also asked the authorities concerned to report to it on the preventive measures on dengue and chikungunya diseases.
Mayors and chief executive officers of Dhaka South and North cities, health secretary, local government secretary, director general of health services directorate were made respondent in the rule.