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Why can’t you clean Delhi, HC asks MCD

New Delhi: The Delhi high court rapped the city’s municipal corporations on Wednesday, saying “heads must roll” for not clearing garbage and allowing mosquitoes that spread dengue, chikungunya and malaria to breed.
Letting vector-borne diseases to shoot up is equal to penal offences such as culpable homicide, said a bench of acting chief justice Gita Mittal and justice C Hari Shankar.
The court was hearing two petitions, seeking directions to the corporations to prevent spread of mosquito-borne diseases. The corporations listed preventive measures against mosquito breeding before the onset of monsoon. But the court was unimpressed. Continue reading

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Clinical trial begins for Chikungunya Vaccine # short stories

New Delhi :  Bharat Biotech said on Monday that the first phase of human clinical trial of the indigenously  developed chikungunya vaccine is underway in India to evaluate its safety, tolerability and immunogenicity. According to a press release issued by the vaccine maker, the ” placebo-controlled” study, involved 60 healthy volunteers, would test escalating doses of the vaccine.

 

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