Lokayukta pays surprise visits to Chitradurga, takes officials to task over lack of cleanliness

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CHITRADURGA: Lokayukta Justice B S Patil conducted a round of the and inspected Medehalli Road, Gopalpur Road on Friday.

Lokayukta SP Vasudevarama took the City Municipal Council commissioner Srinivas to task for not undertaking cleaning work on Vasavi Mahal Road despite the surge in communicable diseases. The Lokayukta warned the commissioner and asked him to work sincerely or vacate the post if he does not want to serve people.

Lokayukta Justice Patil also visited Kavadigarahatti Layout where five people died due to water contamination. He inspected the water tank, pipeline system and condition of the people. The Lokayukta heard the grievances of local people, visited the temporary treatment center and instructed the staff to work responsibly.

After visiting some places , Lokayukta BS Patil said, “Only 2 to 3 score can be given out of 10 for cleanliness in Chitradurga city. Any disease can occur without cleanliness. Waste is dumped in empty plots across the city. We will file a case against CMC to take appropriate action against negligent officials. Efforts should be made to set up a waste disposal mechanism. Not only the governance system, but also the participation of the people is important. Plastic and garbage are lying in front of most of the shops in the city. There are no civic workers seen on roads even at 7:30 am”.

The Lokayukta said, “If this is the case, the number of hospitals and the doctors will not be enough. The environment and drinking water should be fixed and only then, people can develop immunity power. Awareness should be created through schools and institutions”.

Lokayukta Patil visited Chitradurga Government District Hospital and emergency centre and gathered details of medicine from nurses, doctors. He also took some of the staff to task for not maintaining records of medicine usage and accounts. He also strictly warned the surgeon to maintain stocks of available drugs.

The Lokayukta also received several complaints that doctors and nurses are not posted on night duty, there are no watchmen at the hospital and the stray dog menace. The Lokayukta instructed the deputy commissoner to fix the problems as soon as possible.

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