Court Seeks Mumbai Civic Body’s Response On Steps Taken To Tackle Swine Flu

The Bombay High Court today asked the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to file a reply to a petition by June 7 on steps taken by it to tackle vector-borne and water-borne diseases including leptospirosis, H1N1, dengue, swine flu and malaria.

The High Court also asked the civic body to inform whether it was utilising funds on public health earmarked in its budget.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) corporator Dhananjay Pisal. The hearing was deferred to June 10 by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka to enable the MCGM, which runs several hospitals in the city and suburbs, to file a reply.