Court to hear plea on swine flu

August 11th, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday admitted a public interest petition charging the government with not having taken adequate measures to tackle swine flu in the capital.
Anjana Jain filed a petition through her counsel Sugreev Dubey accusing the government with not having proper measures for distribution of medicines and masks. She also demanded that masks be made available with local chemists so that its black-marketing can be curtailed.

Delhi has so far reported over 250 cases of swine flu.

“Auto and taxi drivers who are going to airports, railway stations and bus terminals are most vulnerable to the flu and the government should make sure that they wear the masks and take all precautionary measures,” the petition states.

Jain also blamed the government for not having sufficient resources to tackle the flu spread.

The petition is likely to be heard Wednesday.

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