Thiruvananthapuram, May 9 UNI | 3 months ago

Kerala has taken extensive measures to control the spread of contagious diseases during this rainy season.

A state level committee has been formed with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy as chairman and Health Minister VS Sivakumar as vice chairman, an official release said today.

Soon, district level committees will also be formed as part of the measures to contain the spread of disease.

The Chief Minister has given instruction to give Rs 25,000 to all LSG wards for carrying out their activities.

A meeting in this regard has evaluated that the contagious diseases have declined this year compared to last year.

Health assemblies would be conducted on all Wednesdays in government aided and unaided schools and awareness spread regarding the contagious diseases. Besides steps will be strengthened for preventing contagious diseases, it said.

Participation of student police, NCC, NSS will be ensured for this. Evaluation will be carried out each week in LSG wards regarding the same.

Water authority would ensure the availability of drinking water in coastal areas. Tanker water will be checked for quality. The samples of water will be tested in water authority labs.

The meeting has directed the service of all health inspectors working in corporations and municipalities for the prevention of contagious diseases.

Steps should be taken to avoid the growth of mosquitoes. Drains should be cleaned. Raids will be conducted in hotels to check the quality of food supplied.

(Posted on 09-05-2014)