Chennai: The Madras high court has observed that the garbage is poured like a mountain near the house of the Chief Minister Edapadi K. Palaniswami and when the situation is like this, it can image how the situation will be in other places.
A division bench comprising Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and N. Seshasayee made the observation while hearing a PIL filed by advocate A.P. Suryaprakash, which sought to direct the state government to appoint an expert committee of health and other experts in the field of public safety and communicable diseases to consider the efficacy/adequacy of the measures taken by the authorities in tackling the dengue menace in Tamil Nadu.
When the case came up for hearing, Suryaprakasam submitted that in the case of dengue, if the blood count comes down, then it will be diagnosed as dengue.
The problem lies with the corporation. There was no solid waste management. Garbage was dumped every where.
They were not penalizing any one at all for dumping garbage on the street. Every street was littered with garbage. The corporation do not have interest. The corporation has not filed any counter, he added.
The bench orally said it had passed order on September 30, where was the status report. “We will ask your officers to sit in a place where the mosquito originates, so that they will feel the pain. What are the necessary steps taken to remove garbage”.
The bench orally said when former chief minister was residing in Poes Garden, no garbage was dumped in that area. Now, the garbage was dumped near the present Chief Minister’s residence and it was not cleared, the bench added.
Additional advocate general S.R.Rajagopal said it will be cleared shortly. He also sought time to file counter affidavit.
Directing the authorities to file the status report with regard to the precautionary steps taken to prevent the dengue fever, the bench posted the matter after two weeks.
Earlier, when a case relating to doctors strike in 2017 came up for hearing, the bench asked Advocate General Vijay Narayan as to what happened to the present on-going strike by the doctors.
Advocate general said they announced through media that they have withdrawn the strike and a negotiation is going to take place. The bench recorded the same....