STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Special project to prevent epidemics proposed

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister V S Sivakumar has asked health officials to prepare a special project to prevent the outbreak of epidemics during the monsoon season. The Minister was addre

Published: 30th April 2012 12:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:50 PM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Health Minister V S Sivakumar has asked health officials to prepare a special project to prevent the outbreak of epidemics during the monsoon season. The Minister was addressing a meeting of health officials at the NRHM Hall, General Hospital, here the other day. The rate of epidemic outbreaks this year is higher compared to last year. In many places including Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, the civic authorities are facing problems in the disposal of garbage.

 Although the State Government is taking steps to address the latter issue, health officials should be prepared to prevent epidemics during the rainy season, Sivakumar said. He also gave instructions to ensure that the service of health inspectors is made available in the health sector itself. Health secretary Rajeev Sadanandan, director of health services P K Jameela, and DMOs were present on the occasion.

  The meeting had special significance for Thiruvananthapuram as garbage collection from households had stopped in December following the closure of the Vilappilsala plant. Trash dumps have sprung up across the city, posing serious health hazards especially during the rainy season.

 However, the Corporation and the State Government have been unable to sort out the issue.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp