The court sought the law ministry’s response after going through a statement by the World Health Organisation, which has declared virginity testing as unscientific, medically unnecessary and unreliable.


Firozabad, Aug 29: BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad Manish Asija on Sunday claimed that over 40 youngsters have succumbed to dengue within the district over the previous week and blamed the state well being division and the native civic physique for the “tragedy”. However, Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh termed Asija’s claims “wrong” and mentioned no such stories have been acquired.

“More than 40 youngsters have died in Firozabad as a result of dengue since August 22-23. This morning, I acquired the unhappy information of (the dying of) six youngsters,” Asija told PTI. “Most of these children were in the 4-15 age group,” he claimed.

In a video, the MLA is heard blaming the municipal company for not performing in time to stop the breeding of mosquitoes. “Wherever dengue made youngsters its prey, their homes had been surrounded by rubbish and there was waterlogging… mosquitoes might breed wherever,” he mentioned.

“I want to say this in front of the camera with full responsibility that under the leadership of Yogi ji, 50 vehicles were given to the municipal corporation for cleanliness work,” he mentioned. The autos got here in April however they remained stationed in a single place for 4 months earlier than they had been used for the primary time on Saturday, he claimed.

“The municipal company and the well being division are to be blamed for this tragedy,” Asija said. “The situation is very bad and I am feeling very sad,” he added.

When contacted by PTI, Health Minister Singh dismissed Asija’s claims in regards to the deaths of kids as a result of dengue. “The information is unsuitable and there’s no such report,” he said.

Meanwhile, one more person succumbed to fever in Mathura’s Koh village, taking the total number of deaths to nine, according to village head Harendra. Munni Devi, 65, succumbed to fever in the district hospital. With this, nine people, including eight children, have died in the past 10 days in the village, he said.

Dr. Parul Mittal, medical superintendent, Community Health Centre, Farah confirmed the death. However, she said the cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. Six people from the village have also been hospitalised, the medical superintendent said.

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