Telangana likely to become malaria-free in three years

Chief Minister says State has reached elimination stage with regard to malaria; asks Additional Collectors to take responsibility of public health

By   |  Published: 13th Jun 2021  11:52 pmUpdated: 13th Jun 2021  11:56 pm
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao and IT Minister K T Rama Rao during a meeting with officials on Sunday.

Hyderabad: Telangana made serious progress in preventing and curtailing seasonal diseases like malaria, dengue and others, with successful implementation of Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragathi programmes. With regard to malaria, the State reached the elimination stage from the pre-elimination stage and by continuing the same strategy for next three years, Telangana is likely to become a malaria-free State on the lines of Sri Lanka.

During a discussion on the progress of Palle Pragathi and Pattana Pragathi programmes at Pragathi Bhavan here on Sunday, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao expressed happiness over the progress made in curtailing seasonal diseases. He wanted the Additional Collectors to take the responsibility of public health and wanted them to initiate effective measures for prevention of these diseases. He suggested that comprehensive chart should be prepared on the preventive measures and action plan to control the outbreak of seasonal diseases.

“Every season, before the advent of the season, the officials of Panchayat Raj and Municipal Adminstration departments should hold a meeting with the Medical and Health officials to plan the preventive measures. The seasonal diseases index should be circulate among the additional Collectors to ensure coordination among the departments concerned at the PHC level to control the seasonal diseases. There is no point in running around with medicines once the seasonal diseases break out,” he declared.

The Chief Minister instructed the forest department officials to compete tree plantation programmes in urban and rural areas in next 10-15 days. He also suggested that people who worked excellently should be rewarded and wanted green fencing around the Vaikuntadhamams instead of regular walls. He wanted the village Sarpanches to take the responsibility of clean and green environment in the government offices. He reviewed the progress of works with regards to Vaikuntadhamams, dump yards, Palle Prakruthi Vanams, construction works and other issues.

Municipalities should take up special measures

Rao wanted inter-departmental coordination among District, Municipal, mandals and Forest Range Officers in order to certify the plants to be planted. He wanted regular orientation classes for corporation, municipality and gram panchayat public representatives and officials. He wanted a status report on all the developmental works of all the urban areas and instructed the Municipal Administration Minister and official concerned to take action in this regard. He suggested that an officials’ team to visit three to four developed countries to study how public toilets are maintained, and wanted the officials to resolve internal pipeline works under Mission Bhagiratha. He also wanted additional Collectors to visit Monda Market in Secunderabad and Integrated market in Gajwel for an understanding of the veg and non-veg markets.

On layouts

The Chief Minister asked the additional Collectors to be more cautious in approving the layouts in urban local bodies. He said all the community utilities like the Community Hall, transformer, sub stations, and water tank earmarked in the layouts should immediately registered in the name of the local municipalities later. He said additional Collectors should ensure that the real estate developers are adhering to all the rules and guidelines. He expressed happiness that due to the installation of LED street lights, the power bill charges have come down in the urban areas. He wanted dynamic optimisation of Master Plans and set up of a land bank for the utility of public.


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