Chennai Corporation on Tuesday said that three people were tested positive for cholera cases.
Local administration minister K P Munusamy said that they have appointed supervisors in each of the 200 wards of the 15 zones of the corporation to monitor the situation.
He added: "Garbage has been piling up in these areas. Sewage is mixed with drinking water. House flies population has also increased. Corporation will deploy more conservancy workers and Metrowater will clear the sewage blocks soon. I have also instructed the Metrowater officials to maintain the chlorine standard in drinking water.""
After being in denial for several days, the Chennai corporation confirmed three cases of cholera, one each in Pullapuram, Tiruvottiyur and Taramani.
Munusamy ordered civic agencies to ensure that garbage was cleared swiftly and safe drinking water was supplied in areas where diarrhoea had been reported.
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