The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC)’s health department will publish a calendar highlighting projects it would undertake in the next four years.
The civic board came to power in 2015 and the next election would be held in 2018. This is for the first time when a calendar containing programmes would be published.
It may be mentioned that Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor-in-Council (health) as a councillor used to inform local people about the projects which he would take up in the late 1980s when he first became a councillor. Letters were given to each and every people who used to stay in the ward before the project started and again they were informed after the work ended.
The KMC has done commendable job in controlling malaria in the city. The city has been divided into several zones depending on the number of victims afflicted with the disease. In Kalighat, Bhowanipore and parts of Chowringhee special measures had been taken and they have yielded good results.
Throughout the years anti-larvae drives are conducted in the city. In the water bodies and canals drives to kill the larvae are taken. It may be mentioned that the union health ministry has appreciated the anti-malaria drives taken up by KMC and is going to make this a model for the entire country.
The KMC has also brought down the number of dengue cases in the past few years. There are fewer hemorrhagic dengue cases in the city. The KMC health offices have been opened in 16 boroughs and during crisis they are kept open round the clock.
The KMC will take up the schemes mentioned in the calendar one after the other and within four years all of them will be implemented.