Minister for Health and Family Welfare U.T. Khader held a meeting with Mysore district officials in Bangalore this morning, to discuss about the outbreak of dengue fever which claimed the lives of four children at D. Salundi village.

Minister Khader held a meeting with the district officials before attending the swearing-in ceremony at the Assembly.

The team of officials comprised Deputy Commissioner C. Shikha, MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh, District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr. Malegowda, District Surveillance Officer and MCC Health Officer Dr. Nagaraj.

It is said that Minister Khader enquired about the delay in collecting information on the dengue death which was first reported on May 13. He is also said to have taken a dig at the officials on not maintaining cleanliness in the rural areas.

Khader also enquired the officials regarding the precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of dengue in the district. He also enquired MCC Commissioner Ramesh regarding the measures taken to prevent the spread of the disease in the city.

Sources said, the Minister also warned the officials of strict action in case of failing to take measures to prevent the spread of dengue in Mysore.

The officials are said to have blamed one Bhagyamma, a junior health assistant, for not informing higher authorities of suspected dengue death. They clarified that the Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) of the area had not taken precautions to prevent the outbreak.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore