KATTAPPANA: District Collector Ashok Kumar Singh has directed various departments to complete the pre-monsoon cleaning work in time and take effective measures to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases during the monsoon season.

Speaking at the Inter-sectoral Co-ordination Committee meeting at the collectorate, which reviewed the measures to be taken to prevent the spread of infectious diseases during the monsoon season, he said that school managements should ensure that cleaning work of the drinking water supply system at the schools was completed and the school surroundings cleared of garbage before the beginning of the new academic year.

The local bodies should take measures to keep the public places hygienic. Mosquito eradication measures should be taken up.