The Madras High Court Bench today directed the Chief Medical officer of Government Rajaji Hospital here to appear before it on January 12 and give a clear picture of the prevalance of dengue and chikungunya cases in affected districts of the state.
In a humanitarian gesture, the Bombay High Court Thursday cautioned the citizens to keep their houses as well as surroundings clean and hygienic in the wake of outbreak of dengue, saying it should not be left entirely to the Government to act.
At least 13 cases of dengue have been confirmed in the city during last week, taking the total number of such cases to over sixty, an official said. The number of suspected cases is in several hundreds.
Even as October saw a spurt in the number of dengue cases in Mumbai, the BMC officials today expressed hope that a drop in temperature levels, coupled with the preventive measures, will help reduce the number of cases.