Srikakulam Collector Saurabh Gaur on Thursday asked the officials to concentrate on the development of tribal areas on par with other areas. He was addressing the governing body meeting of the Integrated Tribal Development Agency held at Seethampet.

He asked the officials to improve basic infrastructure in all hospitals and come out with an action plan to handle seasonal diseases. Congress MLC Peerukatla Viswa Prasad sought appointment of specialist doctors in the tribal areas too. Srikakulam District Water Management Agency Project Director A. Kalyanachakravarthy, DMHO R. Geetanjali and other officials participated in the meeting.