Staff Reporter

49 families have been allotted Rs.15 lakhs each

KOCHI: The District Development Committee has requested the Government to sanction Rs.6.73 crores due for the district for having completed the flood relief works.

The request was made at the District Development Committee (DDC) meeting at the District Panchayat Conference Hall, Kakkanad, on Saturday by K. Babu, MLA, and supported by A.M. Yousef, MLA.

District Collector A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish informed the DDC that the 49 families which lost their houses completely in the heavy rain that lashed the district in the last week of May had been allotted Rs.15,000 each.

The compensation for partial damage to houses had been handed over to the respective tahsildars. The distribution of this amount would be held soon.

The construction of a seawall at Cherai started on Saturday, according to the Executive Engineer (Irrigation). Fifty-two schemes out of the 53 that received permission to be completed utilising the River Management Fund had been completed. However, permission for 98 works for which request was submitted last February had not yet been received.

A report on a complaint of attempted sexual harassment of a female patient by a doctor at Primary Health Centre, Malayidamthuruthu, had been submitted to the Health Director, according to the District Medical Officer. As the doctor involved in the issue was a civil surgeon, only the Health Director could take action against him.

The Akshaya Scheme will be implemented in all the panchayats in the district during this financial year. The mini-civil station at Muvattupuzha will be inaugurated in July.

A comprehensive directory including the telephone numbers of all Government offices and heads of departments and offices in the district will be published, according to the Collector.

C.M. Dinesh Mani, M.K. Purushothaman, K. Babu, T.U. Kuruvila, Jose Thettayil, V.D. Satheesan, Saju Paul and M.A. Monayi, MLAs, participated in the discussions.