NGT slams civic bodies for not taking any strong measure to control chikungunya and dengue

21 September 2016, 04:42 PM

In the wake of the dengue and chikungunya pandemic in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday slammed the Delhi government and civic bodies for horrible ground reality.

Expressing deep shock and concern over the outbreak, the NGT said, “The ground reality is horrible. Don't show us the fabricated registers.”

“Why don't the MCD, DDA, Delhi government and NDMC officials sit together and make an action plan?” the green panel asked.

Slamming the civic bodies, NGT further added, “What were you doing for two months? Looks like you have no action plan. Everyone in Delhi is getting sick. We can't turn a blind eye.”

In the last two months Delhi has reported over 30 dengue and chikungunya deaths while nearly 3000 people are reported to be sick and admitted in various city hospitals.

To curb the spread of vector diseases NGT has ordered the formation of a principal committee which will have Delhi government's Chief Secretary, all MCD commissioners, Vice-Chairman of the DDA, NDMC representatives, and senior officers of the health department as part of the committee.

First Published: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 04:39 PM
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