Two cases each of dengue and chikungunya have been confirmed in the district, the District Medical Officer has said. Dengue fever was reported from Kakkanad and Thirumaradi. Chikungunya was reported from Thiruvaniyur and Malippuram.

Eleven suspected cases of dengue fever and two suspected cases of chikungunya have also been reported in the district. A total of 1,432 fever cases were reported in the out-patient departments of various government hospitals. Fifty-five cases were reported in in-patient sections. A total of 116 people in the OP section and eight in the IP section were treated for acute diarrhoeal diseases.

MLAs held review meetings in Kochi, Muvattupuzha and Piravom. Dominic Presentation, Joseph Vazhakkan and Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Anoop Jacob inaugurated meetings at their respective constituencies.

The meetings decided to conduct inspections of the quality of water at treatment plants and schools. Activities of health squads in panchayats will be strengthened.

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