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Health Minister’s Vigilance Amid Water Contamination Crisis in Kochi

In response to reports of widespread illness among residents of DLF New Town Heights in Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala Health Minister Veena George has taken a stern stance. Allegations suggest the apartment association suppressed initial findings of e-coli contamination in water samples, delaying public awareness. Minister George has vowed to investigate the association office-bearers and initiate legal action under the Kerala Public Health Act if culpability is confirmed.

A 30-member medical team has been dispatched to aid affected residents, with heightened surveillance extended to neighboring areas. The incident, initially overlooked due to private hospital treatments, underscores the need for stringent reporting mechanisms to mitigate health crises effectively.