Health Department to carry out damage control measures in cyclone-affected areas of Ernakulam

The Health Department has launched full fledged efforts to reinstate normal life at Chellanam and other affected areas.

Published: 06th December 2017 12:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th December 2017 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

KOCHI:  The Health Department has launched full fledged efforts to reinstate normal life at Chellanam and other affected areas. With the possibility of the spread of communicable diseases still lingering, steps are being taken to ensure the prevention of an outbreak. Inspection of houses and toilets is carried out with many health inspectors on the field. 

District Collector Muhammed Y Safirulla has instructed the health inspectors to certify the houses after inspection and has asked the tahsildar to ensure the canals are cleaned.
The disaster affected areas of Chellanam panchayat are being chlorinated with the help of ASHA workers who visited over 570 houses. The team of about 35 health workers also cleaned the septic tanks in almost 20 houses. 

Cleaning initiatives were taken up at Ayyambilly, Njarakkal, Nayarambalam and Edavanakkad in Vypeen.  Around 400 people, including MGNREGA workers and health workers under the guidance of the Malippuram CHC, cleaned 727 houses, 44 septic tanks and four fresh water sources in the region. The families affected by the disaster will be given 15 kg rice free of cost, Safirulla said.

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