Lucknow, Oct 9: In the view of Dengue outbreak in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has cancelled leaves of all municipal employees, an official said on Sunday.
The move has also been taken to speed up the cleanliness drive and fogging to prevent mosquito-borne virus spread.
Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar has also directed its officials to set up health desks at government hospitals ensuring free treatment to be given in time to the patients.
He also asked to get the dengue-affected localities mapped with GIS and to ensure anti-larva spray and fogging in GIS mapped dengue affected places is compulsorily carried out 3-4 times every week.
It was stated that municipal corporation has issued warning to 2000 people under Municipal Corporation Act for allowing water to collect.
The vector-borne disease has killed nearly 200 lives in the state capital alone and the cases of positive patients is increasing day by day.
Allahabad High Court’s Lucknow bench a few days back has slammed the UP government for its callousness in dealing with the dengue meanie, in response to which the state claimed no death due to the disease.
The HC has since issued a notice to the government seeking correct status on dengue deaths after it found the claims of no deaths incorrect.
The UP government has come under court’s scrutiny also over reports that the money sent by the union government – Rs 23 crore – for tackling dengue menace, has also not been spent.
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