Focus on Preventing Seasonal Diseases, Ministers Direct Officials

Hyderabad, July 25 (Maxim News): The State government has directed all the district collectors to be vigilant towards seasonal diseases and take effective measures to control the spread of viral fevers in view of the prolonged spells of rainfall in the State.

Minister Harish Rao along with his cabinet colleagues Errabelli Dayakar Rao, Sabitha Indra Reddy, Koppula Eeshwar, Gangula Kamalakar and Sathyavathi Rathod and Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a video conference with district collectors, additional collectors, DPOs, DMHOs and other senior officials from BRKR Bhavan on Monday.

The Ministers discussed about the issues relating to rise in seasonal diseases, food safety measures in residential schools and hostels and measures for the covid vaccination drive in schools and hotels.

As there is a rise in the cases of seasonal diseases, the district collectors should take up special drives like Friday dry day in all the schools, hostels and other institutions. Similarly, 10 minutes at 10 AM special campaign which was taken up every Sunday should also be revived, Harish Rao said.

The municipal department was directed to ensure active participation of municipal commissioners to intensify general sanitation, drain cleaning and mosquito control measures. The district collectors were asked to take up special campaign and intensify booster vaccination drive.

Minister for Panchayat Raj Errabelli Dayakar Rao asked the officials to step up anti mosquito and anti larval activities, campaign to remove water logging, regular drain cleaning, garbage disposal and activate local village health and sanitation committees and health staff.

“Regular cleaning of surrounding areas of bore wells, proper maintenance of tap and bore wells should also be ensured,” Errabelli said.

Minister for Education Sabitha Indra Reddy said the hostel wardens should be made responsible for matters relating to hygiene, sanitation and cleanliness of the hostel and also supervise the work of the sanitation staff.

Social Welfare Minister Koppula Eshwar instructed the district collectors to ensure that sanitation should be taken up in all the residential schools and hostels on a daily basis.

BC Welfare Minister Gangula Kamalakar cautioned the collectors quality of rice supplied in the hostels and wanted them to inspect the schools and hostels regularly.

Minister for Tribal Welfare Sathyavati Rathod observed that a special officer for each institution should be appointed to regularly monitor the functioning of schools and hostels.

On the occasion, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar congratulated the district collectors for their efforts in ensuring that no loss of human life occurred due to floods.

Special chief secretary Municipal and Urban Development Arvind Kumar, secretary PR& RD Sandeep Kumar Sulthania, secretary SC Development Rahul Bojja, secretary health SAM Rizvi, secretary Tribal Welfare Christina Zhongthu, special Secretary Finance Ronald Ross, CDMA Sathyanarayana, GHMC commissioner Lokesh Kumar, commissioner Health Sweta Mohanty, director education Devasena and other senior officials were present in the video conference. (Maxim News)

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