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HC summons DNCC, DSCC chief health officers over dengue-chikungunya prevention report

  • Published at 05:24 pm July 22nd, 2019

The HC bench also set next Thursday for them to appear before the court

The 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 High Court bench of Justice Tariq-ul-Hakim and Justice Md Shohrowardi passed the order on Monday after expressing dissatisfaction over the report submitted.

The HC bench also set next Thursday (July 25) for the two officials to appear before the court and explain themselves.

Earlier on July 14, the High Court ordered the two mayors of Dhaka North and South City Corporations, executive officers, health secretary, local government secretary, and directorate general of health director to report on the step taken to prevent Dengue and Chikungunya.

At the same time, the bench also issued a ruling asking why the inaction of the authorities concerned in preventing the diseases should not be declared illegal.

Later, the Attorney General’s Office was directed to contact the relevant parties and inform the issue to the court. The date of the hearing over the issue was set on July 22.