Dengue: Judicial probe body formed to find out responsible persons
High Court today formed a two-member judicial probe committee to find out the persons who are responsible for failure to prevent mosquito-borne disease dengue.
The committee will be headed by a judge of Dhaka District and Sessions Judge’s Court while the another member will be a joint secretary.
The probe body will find out the negligence of the authorities and the causes for their failure in controlling Aedes mosquito breeding, the HC said during hearing a suo-moto rule.
The bench of Justice Tariq ul Hakim and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir Lytton asked the committee to submit a report by January 15 next year.
The HC judges also asked the committee members to take experts’ opinion from the representatives of Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department, icddr,b, department of health services and two professors from Dha University and Jahangirnagar University.
During hearing today, Deputy Attorney General Kazi Mainul Hosen submitted a report of the health ministry to the HC saying that 112 people have died so far in dengue fever across the country this year.