DMK wins 3 seats, Congress 2 and PMK 1
Mayor visits rain-battered roads in Valluvar KottamSteps to curb mosquito breeding in government hospitals
Chennai: Chairpersons for the Chennai Corporation Standing Committees, which deal with key issues such as health, education and town planning, were elected on Saturday.
The DMK won three seats, the Congress two, and the PMK one.
The elected councillors are: Works Committee - S. Suresh Kumar (DMK); Accounts - Meenakshi Venkataraman (Congress); Education - K. Janaki (Congress); Health - A. Manivelan (DMK); Town Planning - Radha Samandham (DMK); and Town Planning - R. Prakash (PMK).
The elected candidates will head the 15-member Standing Committees, which debate and pass resolutions on various development issuesin the city. For instance, the Health Committee looks at subjects such as sanitation and solid waste management and the Works Committee is in charge of sanctioning projects related to road maintenance and stormwater drainage. The new chairpersons greeted Mayor M. Subramanian after the elections.
Later in the day, Mr. Subramanian inaugurated a computer laboratory at the Government Model Higher Secondary School in Saidapet. Members of the Madras Anchorage Round Table 100 and Ladies Circle 92 sponsored the project.
The organisation will also build a toilet block in the school. As part of its Golden Jubilee celebration, Round Table India has planned to construct 20 additional classrooms for the school.
On Friday, the Mayor visited rain-battered roads in Lake Area, Valluvar Kottam. He said tenders would be called for concreting the 7th Cross Street and the 1st Main Road in the area. The work would start after monsoon. About Rs. 84 lakh would be spent on concrete roads. The Corporation has started a programme to curb mosquito breeding in government hospitals. A training programme was organised for health inspectors and teams of sanitary workers at the Government Hospital, Royapettah Government Hospital and Kilpauk Government Hospital.
They were shown how to carry out fogging operations, identify mosquito breeding zones, prevent blocking of drains and ensure that overhead tanks were kept closed.
The training would help to reduce hospital-acquired infections of vector-borne diseases, a health official said.