Dharwad: Zilla Panchayat President Chaitra Shirur has directed the health department officials to effectively tackle dengue and malaria in the district, in view of more number of cases being reported from across the district.
Chairing the KDP progress review meeting held in Dharwad, ZP president said following reports of increasing number of dengue, malaria cases, officials have to check the medicine stock in the primary health centres and taluk hospitals, and deploy more nurses and doctors in the PHCs.
The nurses should be present round-the-clock and all measures to contain the outbreak of these diseases should be taken, she said.
DDPI N H Nagoor said that following directions from the government, the education department had started forming alumni associations in government schools.
ZP CEO Snehal Rayamane said the headmasters had to contact private companies and old students of the respective schools and seek their help in construction of toilets, water tanks and other facilities at the government schools.
The agriculture officials told that there was 50 percent deficit rainfall in the district and hence, sowing activities had not been taken up at the expected level.
Agriculture Joint Director T S Rudresh informed that the Centre had announced new norms to declare the region as drought-affected. If there are no rains for four weeks continuously till September end and if there is more than 50 percent crop damage, only such regions could be recommended to be declared as drought-hit, he added.
The meeting also discussed on fodder banks, Pashu Bhagya, Bhagyalaxmi bond distribution, mid-day meal supply at Anganwadi centres and other issues.