BBMP health officers taken to task

BBMP health officers taken to task

District in-charge minister Ramalinga Reddy took Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) health officers to task for the disregard shown towards controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases in the City.

In a meeting held on Thursday, Reddy expressed his displeasure over the BBMP's lack of preparedness to deal with vector-borne diseases.

The Minister said he had seen poor disposal of garbage in KG Halli, DJ Halli, Tannery Road and other places and as a result those places have now become breeding grounds for mosquitoes and flies. Irresponsibility of the officers concerned resulted in the outbreak of vector-borne diseases, he said.

Instructions

Asking them to gear up now, the Minister told the BBMP commissioner M Lakshminarayana and the Chief Health Officer (CHO), Dr S B Nagaraj, to fully entrust the zonal level health officers the task of controlling malaria and dengue in the City. He instructed Lakshminarayana to take stringent action against the non-performing health officers.

Reddy also reviewed the status of spraying, fogging and IEC (Information Education Communication) work and directed the zonal health officers to intensify larvae control methods.

‘Take cue from taluks’

Health Minister U T Khader, who was present on the occasion, reminded the officers to carry out anti-malaria campaign in an organised way.

As the possibility of vector-borne disease is higher in slums, he directed officers
to survey all the houses in slums.

He told the officers to take a cue from the anti-malaria campaign carried out at taluk level in other parts of the State.

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