KMC show-causes health officer, 10 workers in Behala’s Borough XIII
Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor in council (Health) said he had gone to the borough office and waited for the executive health officer of Borough XIII in Behala for over an hour. But he did not turn up for work.
“We have given him a show-cause notice and if satisfactory reply is not given, action would be taken against him,” he said.
Ghosh on Thursday visited 10 wards in Behala comprising Boroughs XIII and XIV. He expressed satisfaction over the attendance of health department workers. “The doctors were present examining the patients while the health workers had gone out for work,” he said.
He maintained that as the KMC had taken up anti-larvae drive against dengue and malaria on a war footing it was necessary to visit the offices to find out whether the senior officials and staff were doing their work or not.
“To combat dengue, routine work should be seriously supervised and monitored. It is a coordinated effort and any lapse on the part of the employees or officials would not be tolerated,” he maintained.
It may be recalled that the KMC will shortly open five more dengue detection centres and another five will come up in November in addition to the existing five centres. Thus, by the end of this year there would be 15 dengue detection centres in the city.
Drives are being carried out in state-run and private hospitals, state-run and private schools, shopping malls, housing complexes and individual houses.
Ghosh said on Saturday a KMC team comprising senior officials and field workers would visit High Court and New Secretariat building. The drive will be supervised by Ghosh.
On August 10, Atin Ghosh, member, Mayor in council (Health) had show-caused the vector control officer of Borough VIII, Gopal Mahapatra and vector control officer of ward 68, KK Patra as they did not inform the civic authorities about the steps taken to spread diseases like Malaria and dengue in ward 68.
Earlier, the civic authorities had issued show cause notice on 32 employees including two doctors on charges of dereliction of duty.