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On Monday afternoon, two ambulances were stationed in the slum behind the Rail Nilayam in Secunderabad and tankers with drinking water were pressed into service.
]The entire slum has been swept thoroughly and sanitation teams are at work, cleaning toilets every hour. In the normal course of things, toilets are cleaned only once a day.
When contacted, the Additional Commissioner, MCH (Health and Sanitation), G. Malsur, told The Hindu that the situation was totally under control. "All preventive measures have been taken to prevent a recurrence. Doctors and paramedical staff are educating the people on the need for maintaining clean surroundings'', he said.
According to a press release, the Commissioner, Chitra Ramachandran, on Monday reviewed the health and sanitary conditions in the Ambedkar Nagar slum. She told the officials to be vigilant and asked the team of doctors stationed there to take all precautions.
She instructed all Sanitary and Health Assistants to submit a daily report on water leakages and sewerage overflows in their jurisdiction. A consolidated version of these reports would be sent to the Managing Director of the Metrowater Board, for further action, she said.
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