Malaria officers have been appointed in each mandal for supervising health services

Hyderabad, July 19 (NSS): As the flood water receded in many parts of the Bhadradri district, the State government has turned its focus to the prevention of possible water-borne diseases.

As per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a teleconference here on Tuesday with district collector of Bhadradri Kothagudem and other senior officials on the progress of relief and rehabilitation measures in the district.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary said one senior officer was appointed to every mandal for supervising the relief activities. and separate teams are constituted with medical, electricity and sanitation wings in every village to take up relief activities. A total of 4,100 sanitation staff from other districts have been deployed and 400 sanitation staff from municipal department were also drafted along with mobile toilets and emergency material. Besides, four panchayat secretaries were appointed to every village for sanitation works in the district, the Chief Secretary said.

He informed that senior IAS officers Rajat Kumar Saini and V P Gautham and the Khammam district collector are supervising all relief and rehabilitation activities in the district. As many as 436 medical camps have been arranged in the district, no cases of dengue or malaria have been reported so far. DMHO, malaria officers have been appointed in each mandal for supervising health services. Special focus is on pregnant women and those who require medical assistance have been shifted to nearby PHCs. Medical camps were arranged at all the rehabilitation centres,” Somesh Kumar said.

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