HYDERABAD: Chief Secretary P. Ramakanth Reddy has ordered municipal and other civic officers not to apply for leave and be vigilant round-the-clock to attend any eventuality even on Sundays and holidays till the health situation returns to normalcy.

Mr. Reddy interacted with various department heads at the GHMC head office on Sunday on the follow up action to the Bholakpur incidents.

He asked GHMC to conduct a special drive to check road side eateries, food joints, mobile eating establishments and hotels. The HMWSSB was told to inspect for damaged pipe lines and take immediate action if there is a mix of drinking water and sewer lines.

Commissioner S.P. Singh said immediate public health works will be taken up on war footing.