KOCHI: The ongoing sanitation works to check the outbreak of contagious diseases in the Ockhi-hit Chellanam and Vypeen continued on Sunday. According to the officers, a 22-member team of health workers visited 319 houses in Chellanam and took stock of the situation.
The team found six houses which were partially damaged in the 13th ward of Chellanam grampanchayat. The team cleaned 11 septic tanks which were filled with mud following the sea erosion and 278 oral rehydration solution(ORS) packets were distributed in the area. The team found 37 septic tanks which had been completely damaged. Bleaching powder was also sprayed in the area.
The activists of various political parties, charitable organisations and NSS volunteers from various educational institutions joined in the efforts to remove sand and mud in the Chellanam area. The sanitation works in the Vypeen area were conducted under the aegis of Malippuram CHC. The health workers team visited 150 houses on Sunday. Eight septic tanks were cleaned.