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Get to work by 5 am, KTR tell GHMC officials

MA & UD MINISTER SAYS DENGUE TO BE BEATEN IN 15 DAYS, MULLS TWO ‘BASTI DAWAKHANAS' FOR EVERY DIVISION

Get to work by 5 am, KTR tell GHMC officials

Hyderabad: Minister of MA&UD KT Rama
Rao, on his first day in office on Monday, directed all GHMC officials to be on the field for the sake of sanitation of Hyderabad.

Mayor, Commissioner, Zonal Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners will be on the field from morning 5 am to
ensure good sanitation in the city. Daily, three awareness camps will be held in colleges or schools, slums and apart-
ments.”

He said even corporators will help out in the sanitation exercise.

Minister KTR held a six-hour-long review meeting at the GHMC, after which he said, “It is a fact that dengue incidence is slowly reducing and in 15 days it is likely to reduce completely. Municipal and Panchayati departments will put in full efforts for the purpose.”

Refering to Delhi’s campaign against dengue ‘#10Hafte10Baje10Minute’ about inspecting and cleaning up houses of standing water, KTR said that a similar campaign will be launched on Tuesday.

The GHMC will remove 1,000 tonnes of garbage from vulnerable points in city with-in 15 days. A 12-month GHMC
season calendar will be designed, and the campaign will be taken up on a war-footing
against diseases.

For seasonal diseases, large scale campaigns will be taken up in the April-June period. He said that sources of dengue lie in homes where there is stagnant water, and not at public places, and called upon people to own up the issues.

He said that the number of entomologists in the GHMC will be increased to 15 from the current strength.

Commending ‘BastiDawakhanas’ for their health related work, KTR said, “We have 106 Basti Dawakhanas, including urban health centres. The idea is to have two Basti Dawakhanas per division, which means there will be about 300 in all. We will put forth a proposal in the Cabinet and move forward based on the approval.”

He asked the Opposition to avoid spreading false information about disease spread and emphasised that there are several cases of viral fevers in the city, but not all of them are dengue.

Authored by Mohammed Hussain, mohammedhussain.reporter@gmail.com

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