City medical officers asked to gear up to combat dengue, malaria

Published: 26th July 2013 09:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2013 09:58 AM   |  A+A-

In order to prevent communicable diseases during the ongoing monsoon as well as the post-monsoon seasons within GHMC limits, a joint coordination meeting with assistant medical officers of health, the chief entomologist and assistant entomologists with special focus on dengue and malaria was held on Thursday.

Hyderabad district joint collector, G Rekha Rani directed all medical officers to be vigilant in identifying the hot spots and special focus must be in slum areas. She requested  the additional commissioner (H&S), L Vandan Kumar to provide a list of slums to all the officials concerned to conduct medical camps in slums to create awareness about the ill effects of the communicable diseases.

Vandan Kumar asked the chief entomologist to display flex banners at all the medical camps for easy identification and to create awareness about joint operations taken up by both the government departments.

He has directed all medical officers and assistant entomologists to be present at the medical camps by duly coordinating with the medical staff while conducting medical camps, failing which stern action will be initiated against the officers concerned for dereliction of duties.

He further directed all the Medical and Entomology officers to coordinate with all the concerned corporators and inform them about the conduct of medical camps in their areas.

He further directed to involve the local corporators and also Public Representatives from 1st August 2013 onwards for special drives as there will be not any election code.

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