Staff Reporter

Asks Medical and Health officials to conduct medical camps

  • Medical and health officials blame it on "poor sanitation"
  • DMHO notes lack of commitment among staff

    NALGONDA: Officials of Medical and Health Department have blamed "unhygienic" conditions in the villages for the raise of dengue and chikungunya cases in the district.

    "We have conducted 20 medical camps to control fevers but the poor unhygienic conditions are cause for concern," an officer from Chityal informed Collector K. Vijayanand, at a review meeting held here on Wednesday.

    Reacting to complaints of poor sanitation, Mr. Vijayanand asked the officials to take initiative to ensure hygiene in the villages. "We have made available funds and you have to ensure complete sanitation. If you leave it to others, there may not be any change," the Collector said.

    Of the 16 dengue cases, one person died while others are recuperating, the officials told the Collector.

    The Collector made it a point to ask the officers the health condition of the patients and sought to know whether they visited the villages where dengue cases were reported.

    Problem areas

    He asked District Medical & Health Officer Keshav Chandar to take special care of Chowtuppal and Bhoodan Pochampally mandals, where the cases of fever are high.

    Referring to chikungunya and jaundice cases, he said: "Situation seems to be alarming. I have my own doubts (about your claims.) Why don't you organise medical camps afresh," he said.

    Referring to media reports on suspected dengue cases, the Collector asked the officials to be wary of the disease.

    He reviewed the performance of 16 epidemic cells opened across the district.

    In his opening remarks, Dr. Keshav Chandar observed that there was "lack of commitment among the staff and officials" in giving their best. "I feel sad to note it. Work culture needed to be improved," he maintained.

    Medical officers of the Primary Health Centres took part in the special review meeting.