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Government to take all measures to tackle outbreak of monsoon related diseases

The government has called upon every one to work together with the aim that no death is caused because of the contagious diseases.

Published: 27th May 2016 08:52 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2016 08:52 PM   |  A+A-

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SUDDEN RAIN---A commuter caught in sudden rain at Begumpet in Hyderabad on Friday. Express Photo by K. Ramesh Babu

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With Monsoon round the corner, the government has decided to implement various programmes and to take all precautions from the ward level to tackle any outbreak of monsoon related diseases.

The government has called upon every one to work together with the aim that no death is caused because of the contagious diseases during the monsoon season, Health Minister K K Shylaja said here after a high level meeting convened here with regard to sanitation drive during Monsoon. 

The meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was attended by Health Minister, Finance Minister Thomas Isaac, Food and Civil Supplies Minister P Thilothaman, Agriculture Minister V S Sunil Kumar, Revenue Minister E Chandrashekaran, PWD Minister G Sudhakaran, LSGD Minister K T Jaleel, Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas and Transport Minister A K Saseendran.

In the wake of delay in pre-monsoon sanitation drive, the meeting decided to intensify sanitation drive in the coming days.

On World Environment day that falls on June 5, it was decided to hold intensive sanitation drive across the state, Shylaja said. Ahead of this, a meeting at the district level under Ministers will be held on May 31.

MPs, MLAs, district level officials and Local Body presidents will be attending the meeting, she said. At the state level, monitoring will be done by Chief Secretary, she added.



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