The Medical Health Special Committee has given instructions to the officers concerned to take stringent action against shops selling plastic kites, synthetic manja and banned nylon as well as against those not wearing masks.
Mahesh (Sanjay) Mahajan, Chairman of the committee, issued the instructions in a meeting of the committee held in Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Hall. Vikram Gwalbanshi, Vice-Chairman, Ngesh Mankart, Vidya Kanhere, Bhavana Lonare, all members, Vijay Deshmukh, Deputy Commissioner, Dr Sanjay Chilkar, Medical Health Officer, Dr Mahendra Mahalle, Nodal Officer, Solid Waste Management, Dr Vijay Joshi, Asstt Health Officer, Dr Govardhan Navkhare, Veersen Tambe and others were present. Mahajan also took a review regarding action being taken against nylone manja.
The action against persons selling nylon manja is being taken, following order by the High Court. A joint central committee of nuisance detection squads of police and corporation has been formed while the work of taking action is in progress. The squads seized 2867 plastic kites, 55 nylon manja and recovered a fine of Rs 65,000/- so far. Still, it has been observed that sale of plastic kites and manja is going on in some market areas. Therefore, strict action be taken in all the zones, Mahajan pointed out.
He also asked to keep medical machinery ready in the city in view of possible dangers.
The preparation is ready in AIMS, GMCH and Mayo Hospital as well in NMC, he said and asked to start NMC’s Indira Gandhi Hospital, Pachpaoli Hospital, Isolation Hospital, KT Nagar Nagarik PHC and Ayush Hospital at earliest possible. Moreover, the OPD in RTM Nagpur University is also being started. The NMC has sufficient oxygen and medicines, informed Dr Chilkar.