Thiruvananthapuram: The government has called an all-party meeting on 23rd of this month to discuss the measures to tackle fever and expedite sanitation works.
Addressing media persons here on Wednesday, the Chief Minister said a collective effort is needed to contain the spread of diseases.
“Media should give prominence to spread awareness on fever and its preventive measures. A request in this regard has been made with the heads of media institutions,” the CM said.
“The fever-hit areas will be categorised as high, moderate and low risk zones. Special awareness programmes will be conducted in high-risk zones. Elaborate sanitation works will be carried out in all wards across the state from June 27-29. Political outfits and clubs should come forward and join hands to make the mission a success,” he requested.
Following ministers have been assigned to coordinate the fever prevention campaign in each district:
Thiruvananthapuram – Kadakampally Surendran
Kollam – J Mercykutty Amma
Pathanamthitta - Mathew T Thomas
Alappuzha -G Sudhakaran
Kottayam – K Raju
Idukki – M M Mani
Ernakulam – Thomas Isaac
Thrissur – A C Moideen
Palakkad – A K Balan
Malappuram – K T Jaleel
Kozhikode – K K Shylaja
Wayanad – V S Sunil Kumar
Kannur – Kadannappally Ramachandran
Kasaragod - E Chandrasekharan
Led by ministers, meetings will be held in all districts on June 23. Along with this, meetings involving MLAs will be held in all constituencies.
“Facilities to admit more patients in hospitals will be enhanced. Closed down buildings on hospital premises will be cleansed and will be utilised to accommodate patients. Also, mobile clinics will be opened in thickly-populated areas,” the CM said.
“The local governing bodies should appoint a doctor, paramedical staff in primary health centres. In CHS, two doctors and paramedics need to be posted. For sanitation works, the local bodies should use money from plan fund. This will be refunded later,” he added.