Shivamogga: District Health and Family Welfare Officer, Rajesh Suragihalli, has said that a proposal has been sent to the government requesting to sanction Rs 10 lakhs as compensation to each of the families of the people who lost their lives to Kyasanur Forest Disease.
He disclosed this information during the monthly KDP meet, which was held on Friday, March 1.
A total of 176 cases of KFD also known as monkey fever have been detected so far in the district, among which eight patients have been found dead. Nineteen among 309 monkeys which were found dead, were infected with KFD virus. As many as 109 samples were collected and tested and 41 among them were found to be infected with KFD virus.
Officials informed that as far as Rural drinking water scheme is concerned, Rs 114 crore has been allocated this year, and Rs 16 crore has been spent in the month of January.
"All the work relating to drinking water supply, including Taluk Task Force, should be completed within the first week of April. There should not be any scarcity of drinking water in the district during summer," said Rajesh Suragihalli during the meeting.
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