HC issues rule to compensate ‘Chikungunya’ victims

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PV Desk : The High Court has issued a rule asking authorities concerned why they should not be directed to take necessary actions to control quick spreading viral fever ‘Chikungunya’ and compensate affected patients.

An HC bench comprising Justices Syed Mohammad Dastagir Hossain and Mohammad Ataur Rahman issued the rule on Sunday (July 9) after holding hearing on a writ petition filed by a Supreme Court lawyer.

Health secretary, local government secretary, mayor of Dhaka North and South City Corporation and chief executive officer of the two city corporations have been made respondents to the rule.