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The Madras High Court has ordered notice to the Union Health Department and the state government returnable before October 24 on a PIL seeking compensation for families of those who died due to dengue.
A division bench of the court's Madurai bench, comprising Justices M.Venugopal and Abdul Qudhose, issued the order.
The petitioner K K Ramesh said the dengue menace was now a big challenge for the government.
The government did not take proper steps despite the court issuing several directions, he alleged.
He prayed that the court order a compensation of Rs.five lakh to the next of kin of those who died due to dengue.
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