Swine flu outbreak: HC summons DG Medical and CMO for compliance of its orders for prevention

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court again summoned the Director General (DG) Medical-Health and the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Lucknow on March 12, along with detailed compliance report of its earlier orders for prevention against swine flu.
A division bench of chief justice D Y Chandrachud and justice Rajan Roy of the Court's Lucknow bench passed this order on a PIL filed by a local lawyer Tripuresh Tripathi.
The petitioner sought a direction for proper and effective control of swine flu and other influenza-like diseases.
On February 25, the court had directed the state government to make available medicines and special masks to people soon for prevention against swine flu.
The Court had also said that the central government should provide full help to make available drugs like Tamiflu and masks.
The court had further directed the state government to provide facility of pathological test to diagnose the disease in each state-owned medical college and sought a compliance report by March 10.
State counsel H K Bhatt informed the court that sufficient medicines and arrangements have been made in Lucknow and samples are being collected in three hospitals here.
Schools and colleges are directed to aware and inform students against the swine flu and its symptoms and precautions.

The court, while passing the order, has also directed the Lucknow civic body to file its response, indicating what steps are being taken for protecting the people from such diseases and fixed March 12 as the next date of hearing the PIL.

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