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Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

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The Hindu       04.08.2017  

Warning against dumping garbage in storm water drain

After repeated complaints from residents of Anuppanadi in ward 57, Corporation Commissioner S. Aneesh Sekhar visited the area on Tuesday to address their grievances.

He visited Anuppanadi Main Road and Ambedkar Street and checked if there was regular drinking water supply as pipelines had been replaced recently.

He ordered immediate removal of cow sheds from the main road. Notices would be sent to houses which dumped garbage in storm water drains, Aneesh Sekhar said.

All houses should have underground drainage connection.

The Commissioner also conducted a special grievance redressal meeting in Ellis Nagar in which he instructed officials to address issues such as water shortage, underground drainage problems, property tax anomalies and building approval.

 

Corporation undertakes awareness drive on dengue at schools

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The Times of India      20.07.2017 

Corporation undertakes awareness drive on dengue at schools

| Jul 19, 2017, 11:41 PM IST
CHENNAI: With chances of mosquito breeding increasing following sporadic rains, Greater Chennai Corporation has launched an awareness drive on dengue at its schools.

On Wednesday, corporation commissioner D Karthikeyan took part in a drive at a school in T Nagar in which more than 1,500 students participated. Corporation health officials will cover 200 schools and teach students ways to prevent spread of dengue.

To fuel the drive, the civic body has appointed 1,585 student ambassadors who will advise classmates and families against discarding of open containers and boxes that collect water and let mosquitoes breed. The students have been taught to caution people against taking medicines without consulting doctors in case of fever.

From January, Chennai has seen around 100 cases of dengue. Health officials anticipate this could rise with sporadic rains in the city.
 

Notices served on 225 people to clear mosquito breeding sources

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The Hindu           17.07.2017

Notices served on 225 people to clear mosquito breeding sources

Health Department initiates action following viral fever outbreak in different parts of Salem

The Health Department has served notices on 225 persons to clear mosquito breeding sources in their households and business establishments, following the viral fever outbreak in different parts of the district.

The health department has launched various precautionary measures on a warfooting across the district for the past couple of weeks following the reported death of a few people due to mysterious fever in the rural parts of the district.

Rapid response teams

The department has formed special rapid response teams to monitor the situation in all the 20 blocks in the district.

These teams have been camping in the rural areas and conducting medical camps, besides organising counselling sessions.

According to K. Poongodi, Deputy Director of Health, mosquito breeding sources were being destroyed in Salem Corporation, four municipalities, 33 town panchayats. The department served warning notices on 225 people for their failure to destroy the mosquito breeding sources in their households and business premises.

Meanwhile, J. Meghanath Reddy, Sub-Collector, Mettur, conducted surprise check in the Government Hospital, Omalur on Saturday.

A few deaths have been reported in Omalur and surrounding areas due to mysterious disease in the last few days. A few women and children have been admitted to Omalur Government Hospital.

Mr. Meghanath Reddy inspected the maternity ward, emergency ward, operation theatre and made enquiries with the doctors on the dengue prevention measures and the treatment given to the patients admitted with viral fever.

He also made enquiries with the patients and their relatives on treatment being given to them.

Corporation Commissioner R. Satish inspected hotels, tea stalls, and other shops functioning on the premises of the new bus stand on Saturday.

Later, Mr. Satish visited Meyyanur areas and inspected the work of desilting of open drainages.

Mosquito breeding sources are being destroyed in Salem Corporation, four municipalities, 33 town panchayats.

K. Poongodi,Deputy Director of Health

 
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