Chandigarh, July 24 (YP Bureau)
Mr. Chunni Lal Bhagt Local Bodies Minister of Punjab, today taken a serious note of reported Cholera and Gastroenteritis cases in some districts of the state.
Issuing strict instruction to all officials of Civic Bodies to take remedial steps, Mr Chunni Lal said that There was an urgent need to find out reasons for the spreadness of these diseases. He said that all Municipal Bodies has been asked to carry out surveys of all important supply points. Besides the Health officials has been directed by health minister to attend the affected areas in person , Municipal authorities has also been asked to make sure to check leakages/ puncturing of water/ sewerage lines and resultant contamination of water, if any, he added.
He further said that Mohalla Sudhar Samities/ Nagar Sudhar Samities has been asked to report leakages in water supply and sewerage lines immediately to Municipal authorities, which would be immediately stopped. He said that Commissioners of all Municipal Corporations and EOs of Municipal Councils would regularly monitor the situation and also to ensure that there were no heaps of garbage anywhere in their respective cities and solid waste is removed and disposed off regularly.
Mr Chunni Lal Bhagat also said that all civic bodies has been directed to ensure the alternate source of water supply in the affected area with immediate effect. He said that civic officials have been asked to put boards and banners across the cities alerting people to escape from these diseases. Besides that officials has also been ordered to start a special drive with the collaboration of Health Department to check out the cut fruits, vegetables, uncovered food and drinks to prevent water borne diseases, the Minister added.