GHMC to reopen COVID-19 control room, ensure proper disposal of city waste

The COVID-19 control room in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits will be reopened following the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 April 2021 1:05 PM GMT
GHMC to reopen COVID-19 control room, ensure proper disposal of city waste

Hyderabad: The COVID-19 control room in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits will be reopened following the surge in COVID-19 cases in the city.

The chief secretary of the department of municipal administration, Arvind Kumar, has directed officials to reopen the control room to provide information on COVID-19 issues to the people and inform them about the steps being taken to control the pandemic in the city. He said senior officials should be appointed as supervisors so that the control room can function 24/7.

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area on Sunday reported 705 new cases while neighboring Rangareddy district reported 336 new cases, Medchal Malkajgiri reported 363, and Sangareddy 264 new cases.

The zonal and deputy commissioners were directed to conduct inspections on the steps being taken by public and private hospitals in the city to remove large quantities of bio-waste. Face masks used by the people are being left on the roads, which also fall under biomedical waste, he said.

Mr. Kumar suggested setting up a special nodal team in the GHMC to meet the needs of the city dwellers and give appropriate advice and guidance on related issues.

Garbage disposal in the city

Meanwhile, the GHMC commissioner said the city has garbage dumps in 310 areas and 700 small waste storage areas. He said steps are being taken to remove the garbage on time and prevent it from accumulating.

He said inspections were being carried out to ensure that all vehicles used for garbage removal are on the field, working by 5 a.m every day. "We have deployed SFAs on large-scale garbage dumps and are taking appropriate action to look into where the rubbish is coming from and who is dumping it," said the GHMC commissioner, adding that workers cleaning the streets are being provided with special bags to collect garbage and dump it at nearby garbage points so that garbage can be removed quickly.

So far, 320 new clean autos have arrived and the rest are coming in phases, he said. Entomology and EVDM staff is conducting extensive disinfecting drive and spraying sodium hypochlorite solution, he added.

The deputy commissioners and AMHOs have been directed to visit the field every day before 6 a.m to monitor the management of sanitation activitie


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