Minister Veenageorge: We Must Be Vigilant Against Communicable Diseases: Health Minister Veenageorge said that vigilance should be taken against infectious diseases in the district. The minister was speaking at the district development committee meeting.
Do not let your guard down because of the rush of the Sabarimala pilgrimage season. Chickenpox was found among some policemen on duty at Sabarimala. They were quickly removed from duty and preventive measures were taken. The minister also said that the policemen who came in contact have been isolated.
The health care of the pilgrims as well as the staff needs to be ensured. Facilities for people with heart disease and respiratory disease have been ensured at present. Make sure that workers in shops have health cards.
The survey measures related to the cleaning of Ponganamthod in Kojancherry should be taken complete from the origin of the stream. There needs to be proper communication between Special Tehsildar LA (General) and KRFB officials regarding land acquisition for the construction of the approach road to Kojancherry’s new bridge. Ilantur Govt. The area for the road from Ilantoor Market to the College of Arts and Science should be measured and fixed. For that, officials will be appointed under the leadership of the District Collector to conduct a road survey
The Minister said that the delay in the implementation of the Polachira Aqua Adventure Park tourism project should be avoided and steps should be taken to change the soil taken for the construction of the Kozhancherry Bridge when the Maramon Convention is about to begin.
Adv. Matthew T Thomas MLA said. The police aid post should be restored. It has been noticed that the dividers installed at Tiruvalla Junction have been replaced by the police at some places. Immediate steps should be taken to restore it-
MLA said in the meeting.
Adv. Pramod Narayan MLA said. This is a big problem as far as the district is concerned. Due to the suspension of KSRTC services to hilly areas, students and workers have to pay huge auto fares.
Ranni should speedily complete the site acquisition for the construction of the approach road of the new bridge and start the construction within three months. Keeping in view the increase in the number of pilgrims, more parking should be provided at the stand. The MLA said that it should be ensured that vehicles coming from a distance have two drivers and crane service should be provided on the pilgrimage route.
77 lakhs has been given to PWD Buildings for setting up a sewage treatment plant at the District Ayurveda Hospital. District Panchayat President Adv. Omallur Sankaran said.
Presiding over the meeting, District Collector Dr. Divya S Iyer said. The District Collector administered the Constitution Pledge and Dowry Prohibition Pledge on the occasion of Constitution Day. District Planning Officer Sabu C Mathew said that the departments where the utilization of project funds is less should improve it. Adv K Jayavarman, Chairman of Pathanamthitta Municipality Adv. T. Zakir Hussain, District Panchayat Vice President Sarah Thomas, District Police Superintendent Swapnil Madhukar Mahajan, Konni DFO Ayushkumar Khori, ADM B.Radhakrishnan, Asst.Planning Officer G. Ullas, representatives of various departments, and others participated.