Uphill task for officials to handle diseases

Minna Zutshi

Many diseases rear their ugly head during the monsoon season. It is an uphill task for the Health Department to handle these diseases. Every year the Health Department has to deal with water-borne and seasonal diseases that are not only preventable but also avoidable.

This year the Covid-19 pandemic has made it all the more difficult. Already, the Health Department and the civic authorities are grappling with the pandemic that is still not contained.

It is time for both the civic authorities and the Health Department to get into immediate action to take steps to prevent the monsoon-related infectious diseases. The problem of water-logging on roads, streets, vacant plots must be addressed. Disease-causing mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. The administration and the civic body should impose fine on those who do not take the required preventive measures to keep their premises clean and free from water-logging. The Health Department should conduct awareness drives to create awareness about the spread of infectious diseases during the monsoons. Keeping in view the pandemic, the awareness drives may be conducted through the digital media. And the Covid-19 related precautions have to be hammered repeatedly as the people, unfortunately, are still not following the basic preventive measures.


How can the administration/civic body ensure that Covid-19 precautions are followed during the construction of buildings/houses in the city?

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