The High Court has issued a ruling asking the government to show cause as to why it shall not adequately compensate the people infected with mosquito-borne Chikungunya.
The health secretary, bosses of Dhaka city corporations and other authorities concerned will have to reply to the court’s rule within three weeks.
A division bench comprising Justice Syed Muhammad Dastagir Husain and Justice Md Ataur Rahman Khan passed the order on Sunday.
The court wants to know why the authorities concerned shall not take immediate steps for destroying and crushing the aedes and other mosquitoes by spraying medicine and cleaning the waste dumping grounds across the country.
On July 4, advocate Shuja-ud-Daulah filed a public interest litigation (PIL) with the High Court seeking its directives needed to address the Chikungunya outbreak.
The government officials are required to show reasons as to why they will not build awareness and take preventive measures to address the situation.