SC asks Delhi top brass to tackle dengue

October 05, 2016 01:08 am | Updated November 01, 2016 10:54 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Noting that the “interests of the people are paramount”, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to join hands and find solutions to contain the spread of chikunguniya and dengue in the National Capital.

A bench led by Justice Madan B. Lokur asked the LG to convene a meeting with Mr. Kejriwal, the Delhi Health Minister, the heads of the three municipal corporations, among others at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

“In our opinion, for the general interest of the people of Delhi and considering the fact that a large number of people are affected by dengue and chikungunya, it would be appropriate if a meeting is convened by the Lieutenant Governor tomorrow at 2.00 p.m.,” the Supreme Court ordered.

The court outlined the purpose of the meeting as “to resolve issues relating to the better management of the problems faced by the people of Delhi due to dengue and chikungunya — and other issues, if so advised”.

The participants will include Dr. Puneet Kumar Goel, Commissioner of South Delhi Municipal Corporation; Mohanjeet Singh, Commissioner of East Delhi Municipal Corporation; P.K. Gupta, Commissioner of North Delhi Municipal Corporation among others.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.