Health Minister holds review meeting on seasonal diseases

Hyderabad: Health Minister Etala Rajender instructed the officials of GHMC, Municipalities and DMHOs of Medak, Ranga Reddy, Medchal and Sanga Reddy DM&HO to ensure regular Fogging and Spraying at vulnerable places and to take timely treatment of water and vector borne disease effected persons and to take special drive on sanitation in order to control and spread of seasonal diseases.

Health Minister Rajender, Home Minister Mohd. Mahamood Ali and Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy, along with Principal Secretary Health Santhi Kumari reviewed on seasonal diseases with the health officials of Medak, Ranga Reddy, Medchal and Sanga Reddy, and what measures are being taken to control and spread of diseases. And number of Dengu cases reported so far and update the data Government and Private Hospitals.

The Health Minister said that special drive should be taken to lift garbage by engaging more man power, machinery and vehicles on war footing and spraying and fogging operations be conducted in all localities and in private and government schools. And required budget will be sanctioned to tackle the problems.

It is also responsibility of the owners of open plots to keep clean where garbage and debris accumulated. Apart from taking preventive measures for government side, only on participation of citizens and their involvement in these measures gives desired results.

Further he appealed the RWS, SHG and NGOs to create awareness in control of diseases by implementing preventive measures.

Etala said the medical officers should not apply for leaves for further one and half month. Special counters were opened in Osmania General Hospital, Gandhi Hospital apart from 95 Urban Health Centres to attend the patients and 25 special Counters are working in attending the patients, he said.

Home Minister Mahmood Ali said that there were lot of festivals and activities in September and October and there will be huge floating of population in the city. Therefore, special care should be taken in lifting of garbage, fogging, spraying on water stagnation points be done and health camps should be conducted in co-ordination with private hospitals in Slums and where no hospitals.

GHMC Mayor Dr. Bonthu Rammohan said that awareness campaign should be taken to prevent the spread of mosquitoes by adopting concepts like Friday Day Dry Day, etc., Commissioner Lokesh Kumar said that the people should not get panicked as the GHMC is taking all remedial measures to control spread of seasonal diseases.

Additional Commissioners Hari Chandana , Shruthi Ojha, Siktha Patnaik, Vigilance Director Viswajit Kampathi, Zonal Commissioner Srinivas Reddy, Shankaraiah, Mamatha, Srinivas, ENC Suresh Kumar, officials from HMWS&SB, DMC and other senior officials Entomology, Health Department and Commissioners surround Municipalities attended the meeting. (INN)

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