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Rising dengue cases: PIL accuses govt of not being vigilant

A plea has been filed in the Delhi high court accusing the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and MCDs of not acting vigilantly and responsibly to control dengue, a mosquito-borne tropical disease. The PIL was filed by an advocate in the wake of dengue deaths and cases in the Capital.

The plea, which is likely to be taken up for hearing next week, alleged that despite 320 cases of dengue reported this year, the authorities concerned had not been “rising up and taking measures to prevent the disease or mosquito breeding”.

“Delhi this year has been facing the worst dengue crisis in five years, as all three civic bodies, particularly SDMC and Delhi government have failed to discharge their statutory duties,” the plea filed by advocate Shahid Ali said.
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