Dengue getting uncontrollable in Delhi? HC sends notices to North MCD and AAP government


The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NrDMC) seeking its response on a petition filed to prevent the spread of dengue. The petition has urged the court to take measures such as regularly releasing smoke to check the spread of dengue in the local area, setting up an investigation team to check the breeding of mosquitoes and imposing fine on the violators. be given to

A single bench of Justice Rekha Palli issued this notice on a petition filed by Ananya Kumar, a resident of Model Town who was suffering from dengue. The court has directed the officials to submit a status report in the matter within a week. The petition will now be heard further on November 18.

It has been said in the petition that there is an outbreak of dengue in the said area and due to the negligence of the authorities, many cases are coming to the fore every day and hospital beds are filling up quickly.


Kumar has requested through the petition that appropriate steps should be taken to prevent the spread of dengue in the area around his house and regular smoke release in the area, door to door awareness campaign should be conducted, dengue mosquito breeding in the area. Instructions should be given to form teams and impose fines on those who violate the rules.

Delhi government’s counsel Anuj Agarwal told the court that the authorities were taking all necessary steps to check the spread of dengue in the city.

According to a report released on Monday on the vector-borne disease, Delhi has recorded nine deaths and 2,708 dengue cases this season till November 6, which is higher than the period in 2017.


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