Madurai Corporation has deployed 10 sanitary workers for the upkeep of Government Rajaji hospital in the wake of break out of dengue. The Mayor, V.V. Rajan Chellappa, and the Corporation Commissioner, R. Nanthagopal, promised to provide all help to the officials of GRH to keep its surroundings clean.

The Mayor and Commissioner, along with the hospital Medical Superintendent, Mohan, and other officials went around the hospital and inspected the cleaning work.

The Mayor advised the sanitary workers not to take up their assignment as a mere job, but to work with a social responsibility. He said that the Corporation would provide manual fogging to the hospital to keep the mosquitoes away.

The Corporation Commissioner said that the 10 sanitary workers were given as additional hands to the hospital where 47 sanitary workers were employed.

Following a request made by the Dr. Mohan, the Mayor said that additional chlorination would be done to the drinking water supplied to the hospital in view of the rainy season.

He ordered the Corporation officials to catch stray dogs roaming on the hospital premises and posing danger to the patients and hospital staff. “These animals will be sterilised and not left back on the hospital,” he said.

Responding to queries raised by reporters, Dr. Mohan said that there were no dearth for consumables and equipment for sanitation works in the hospital. Adequate quantity of phenyl, bleaching powder, mops and sweepers were available. The Resident Medical Officer and two health inspectors were involved in supervising the cleaning work.

The RMO, Bragadeeswaran, and City Health Officer (in-charge), Priyaraj, were among those who were present.

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