Minister for Municipal Administration KT Rama Rao ordered the GHMC authorities to hold medical camps as there is the likelihood of a sudden outbreak of epidemics and water-borne diseases.
He was reviewing the ongoing relief and rehabilitation measures in the wake of floods in the city along with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and the officials of GHMC. The Minister urged the officials to take up all necessary measures to tackle the aftermath of the deluge even as the waters have started receding in most parts of the city. He wanted 104 ambulance service equipped with doctors and medicines should be made available at all the places. Medical officers should sensitize the public that they should drink only hot water for a couple of days. He also wanted to take up spraying at all places where water is stagnant.
The minister was informed that around 44 thousand people were put up in 64 relief camps and 45 thousand food packets were provided to the needy. He also asked the officials to provide blankets to all the destitute and shelterless people as there is every likelihood of severe cold wave conditions to happen this season.
He instructed the officials to evacuate people from the dilapidated buildings and other construction sites to prevent any damage. He said that wherever necessary the people may be forcefully evacuated with the help of the police. The damaged roads in the city should be restored immediately.
Principal Secretary T R&B Sunil Sharma, Secretary Health and Family Welfare Rizvi, Secretary Disaster Management Rahul Bojja, Special Secretary Ronald Ross, Secretary Women and Child Welfare Smt Divya and other senior officials attended the meeting.