Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Sunday directed officials to launch a special sanitation drive in the cities following several cases of dengue and viral fever.
"During a high-level meeting held this evening to review dengue and fever situation the chief minister directed the officials to ensure proper sanitation and to improve quality of water supply," an official spokesman said here.
The chief minister also directed that a comprehensive sanitation plan should be chalked out and if required private workers should be hired in this regard.
A team of 100 officials should be deployed to monitor sanitation services in Lucknow and action should be taken against staff concerned if any laxity was detected, she said.
The CM also said the campaign would continue for two months under the supervision of the district magistrates and it would be reviewed twice a month by her principal secretary.
Divisional commissioners have been asked to conduct surprise inspection of sanitation services and water supply in big cities.
Two more persons today died in Khadara locality where dengue and other diseases have spread and claimed several lives, official sources said here.
Over a dozen people of the locality have died so far due to different various diseases.