Delhi High Court will take up for hearing public interest litigation seeking directions to the Centre and the Delhi Government to take effective measures to deal with cases of swine flu in the Capital.
The petitioner, social worker Anjana Jain through her lawyer Sugriv Dubey, has alleged that Delhi’s government hospitals do not have sufficient stocks of masks and medicines to make available to patients. Medical and non-medical personnel of these hospitals are also getting infected by the disease due to paucity of masks, she submitted.
She alleged that there was also laxity on the part of the Delhi Government and the local bodies in creating public awareness about prevention and treatment of the communicable disease.
She further submitted that the Centre should go in for import of vaccine against the disease as it would take months to produce an indigenous one. The Centre and the State governments should also ensure availability of proper and sufficient masks at chemists’ shops in the Capital as people are forced to buy unsuitable masks, the petitioner submitted.