Balbir Singh Sidhu flags off sewer cleaning machines in Mohali

The minister said the machines had been handed over to the city government to stop manual flushing in the district

From HT correspondent | Hindustan Times, MohaliMohali

UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 01, 2020, 11:15 PM

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Balbir Singh Sidhu, signed off four sewer cleaning machines in phase 5 on Sunday. The machines that were bought for 1.45 rupees include suction and blasting machines with two sewers, a super suction machine with a mini, and a spray machine with a mini.

The minister said the blasting machines had been turned over to the city body to stop manual rinsing in the district.

Sidhu also laid the foundation for various development projects worth 1.50 rupees in the city. The projects include developing the SCL Employees Cooperative House Building Society in Sector 70 to Rs 14.82 lakh; Darshan Vihar Society in Sector 86 at Rs 25.70 lakh; United Cooperative Society at Rs 23.96 lakh; and embellishment of the paver block, LED lights and parks in the Rishi apartment at 29.76 lakh.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a non-communicable disease awareness campaign at the government pharmacy in Sohana on Sunday. Sidhu marked two special awareness carts that were equipped with awareness materials, an LED, and an audiovisual addressing system. These will reach various villages across the state to alert people to non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease, paralysis and cancer.

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