CHENNAI: A single judge of the Madras High Court has directed the Chennai Corporation to distribute pamphlets listing steps to prevent dengue fever. Public places should be kept neat and tidy, Justice S Vaidyanathan said and called for co-operation of the public in this regard.
The judge was disposing of a writ petition from D Mayur Kumar, who prayed for a directive to the Chennai Corporation to remove the debris dumped in front of his shop on Mint Street (near Sowcarpet Apollo Hospital) and further to construct manholes at the road-level.
When the matter came up last week, the Corporation counsel told the judge that the debris near the petitioner’s shop had been removed. Disposing of the petition, the judge said that necessary pamphlets or circulars shall be issued by the Chennai Corporation to educate the people on elimination of dengue fever.
There were reports on the prevalence of the disease in the State on account of stagnating water, which led to breeding of mosquitoes carrying the virus that affected the residents, the judge added.