PANJIM: The Directorate of Health Services (DHS) has asked the health officer in-charge of the Urban Health Centre Panjim to initiate action in the matter where the contractor executing the repair work of sewage lines for the Public Works Department (PWD) had allegedly released raw sewage in the open in a property by the side of Goa State Central Library at Patto-Panjim and also in the adjoining drainage earlier this month.
Initially, the contractor allegedly released the raw sewage in the property, where earlier the State Museum was located. However when objected by few officials working at Goa State Central Library, he then discharged it in the drainage which posed a health hazard to the visitors and employees at the library.
Roland Martins, Coordinator of GOACAN based on the Herald’s new report dated January 3, 2023 had filed a complaint before the office of the Deputy Collector, Tiswadi, Chief Secretary, DHS and other concerned authorities seeking action under section 133 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and stop nuisance created by the particular contractor.
The Deputy Director (Public Health) at the DHS, Dr Rupa Naik on receipt of complaint from GOACAN directed the health officer of the Urban Health Centre, Panjim to take appropriate action in the matter as per the provision of the Goa Public Health Act, 1985 and Rules 1987 and its amendments.