KOCHI: The district administration and the health department have decided to strengthen preventive measures to keep the diseases at bay. The move will involve all departments and private hospitals. This was decided at a meeting held at the Collectorate and chaired by Additional District Magistrate, E. K. Sujatha.
District Medical Officer Dr R. Sudhakaran said that a joint effort by the health department and all related departments is essential in controlling the outbreak of diseases across the district. The majority of contagious diseases is being reported from the eastern region of Ernakulam.
"To control this, we need immediate measures. The department is also keeping vigil against Japan fever which was reported recently in the neighbouring district of Alappuzha," he said.