Staff Reporter

Krishnagiri: Collector Santhosh Babu has asked panchayat presidents to regularly monitor the attendance of doctors and ensure proper functioning of primary health centres (PHCs).

Addressing a meeting of panchayat presidents here on Friday, he said that the district administration had prepared a list of out-of-school children in every panchayat. The panchayat presidents should initiate steps to enroll the out-of-school children in schools. The district administration would extend all assistance to them.


They should also monitor the functioning of anganvadi centres and create awareness on personal hygiene in their areas. The Collector instructed officials concerned to provide adequate benches and mats to all schools in the district.

Panchayats should make use of internet connectivity to maintain their monthly accounts. They could install sodium vapour lamps to minimise electricity expenses, he said.