A review meeting was held today by the DC to review the health issues of various departments and to his surprise the food inspectors shocked the DC when they told him that they had not received salary for the past year. The officials responsible for the payment were called upon and instructed to issue the payment with no further delay.
DC N Jayram also said that atleast 50 samples of food must be collected per month to the 10 per month currently. He instructed the concerned authorities to initiate action against the owners of those food stations, the food samples of which are found of sub standard quality.
With regards to smoking in public, he urged the officials to make the district smoking free zone at the earliest.
The DC also instructed officials to impose fine on persons smoking in public place like in hotels or around small tea canteens.