Check spread of H1N1: ZP chief

Separate 10-bed wards to be set up at SNR, R L Jalappa and KGF hospitals

No Child’s Play: ZP President M Srinivas, Chairman of Various Standing committees Muniraj and Balaji Chennaiah. DH photo

“Bangalore is not far away from Kolar. The flu spreading rapidly in the country has entered Bangalore as well. In view of this, measures should be taken to preempt any outbreak,” he said while speaking at Karnataka Development Programme progress review meet here on Wednesday.

District Health Officer Dr Ramesh Babu disclosed that 10-bed wards have been opened at SNR Hospital, R L Jalappa Hospital and KGF Hospitals, exclusively for swine flu cases. A rapid survey team has been constituted and sufficient stock of medicines has been maintained.

Equipments provided
Equipment for collecting swab from suspected have been made available and protective gear for doctors attending to H1N1 patients has also been distributed.

Member Muniraju alleged that an hostel inmate has died on account of poor maintenance of hostels in Bangarpet taluk.

He said that hostels are found wanting in sanitation. He questioned about absence of students in spite of securing a building at Sulikunte.

No power
District Social Welfare officer Pradeep informed that the building was bereft of power and water and Rs 6 lakh has been paid over and above the tender sum.

Executive Engineer of Zilla Panchayat Engineering Division, Devaraj said that the borewell sunk there had failed and water will be supplied through tanker.

The building will be handed over to Social Welfare Department in a span of one month, he informed.

Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Prahlada Gowda disclosed that there were 32 schools with less than five children in the district and majority of them were Urdu schools.

He said that the embezzlement of funds has been established at Muduvadi school and suspension of the headmaster has been recommended a month ago.

The ZP Chief Executive Officer is yet to act on the recommendation, he revealed.

Qualification must
The ZP president instructed to suspend the headmaster within three days. He said that qualification of candidates should be considered while appointing teachers on ad hoc basis to schools run by Social Welfare and Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Department.

The appointment should be terminated if the teachers do not perform well.

Deputy Director of Women and Child Welfare Department Bhaskar informed that a Child Development Programme Officer has been kept under suspension for not following guidelines in a tender process.

Vice-president Naeeda Khanum, chairman of standing committee on social justice, Balaji Chennaiah, deputy secretary Lakshminarayan and others were present.

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