To Observe Dry Day A Week At School & Home

Kochi: School students in Kochi will take an anti-dengue pledge and observe ‘dry day’ once a week at their schools and home to prevent and control the outbreak of epidemics.

Monsoon showers have just hit Ernakulam and the district is already reeling under the threat of epidemic.

State water resources minister P J Joseph said that only 30% Keralites have access to pipe water and to rectify this issue, the water resources department will lay many pipelines so that 50% of peo

According to the officials with the Kerala Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd (SupplyCo), the plan is to install at least 100 kw solar panels on roof tops which will bring down the electricity consumpt

Vyttila, North Paravoor & Parakkadavu Blocks Most Affected

Kochi: A study conducted by the groundwater department has detected high presence of metals and chemicals in the wells in the district.
Lead, cadmium, sodium and nitrate were found in the observation wells of the department. The study stated that the depletion of water table might have resulted in increasing groundwater contamination in the district.

Health Policy To Be Out For Debate Today

The health policy prepared by a panel of experts has recommended a complete reorganization of the government health system by introducing primary care providers along the lines of the family physician concept. The policy, which would be released for public debate on Saturday, points out the inadequacy of the presentday primary health care system to respond to certain challenges such as non-communicable diseases, mental health issues and geriatric care.

The civil station will shortly sport a hybrid inverter system to generate electricity using solar panels.

Kochi:The state government has decided to opt for the ‘Swiss challenge system’ of tendering, a bidding process to help private sector initiative in core sector projects, for the new solid waste treatment plant to be set up at Brahmapuram.

Urban development minister Manjalamkuzhi Ali said the cabinet has already taken a decision in this regard and tender notifications would soon be released. “By adopting this model of tendering, we will be able to finalise the bid within three months of releasing the notification,” he said.

Criticizes Govt’s Fund Allocation Method, Orders State To Provide Water

Kochi: The state government should take necessary steps to provide sufficient drinking water to Vypeen residents on a daily basis, the Kerala High Court ordered on Tuesday. A division bench comprising justices S Siri Jagan and K Harilal issued the order while considering a petition filed by Rosy Arackal, a resident of Vypeen.

Plans are afoot to set up twin facilities for the scientific treatment and disposal of biomedical waste in the city.

Despite being a hub of health care facilities (HCFs) generating increasingly large quantities of biomedical waste, Kochi does not have a dedicated treatment and disposal facility. The city now depends on the one run by IMAGE (Indian Medical Association Goes Eco-friendly) at Palakkad.
At present, the Common Biomedical Waste Treatment and Disposal Facility set up by the Kerala chapter of IMA in 2003 handles the biomedical waste generated by its member HCFs across the State.