On 17 October, while hearing the matter on the outbreak of dengue and chikungunya in Delhi, the Supreme Court asked for details of the meeting that had taken place to discuss the plan of action to combat the vector-borne diseases in the city.
The meeting in question had been chaired by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, along with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and Health Minister Satyendra Jain.
The apex court had earlier on 5 October directed the Lieutenant Governor to convene a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the civic bodies to discuss ways and means to deal with the spread of chikungunya and dengue.
The lawyer for the Delhi government told the apex court that the Chief Minister couldn't attend the meeting due to health reasons, adding that the Deputy Chief Minister and Health Minister were, however, present.
The Supreme Court also raised concerns over infections among people living in and around dump yards, seeking answers from the MCD and the state government on the same.
The apex court will hear the matter next on 21 October.--ANI