Margao: Goa Civic and Consumer Action Network (GoaCAN), a voluntary consumer organisation, has expressed concern over the unsanitary condition at the old bus stand in Margao. In a letter to UHC health officer Dr Socorro Quadros, they have asked the health department to take measures in this regard.
According to the letter, scraps from accident-related vehicles are dumped at the bus stand and carts selling bread omelette and vada pav are also dumping their garbage there. Besides that, the Goa State Horticultural Corporation Limited (GSHCL) is situated at the old bus stand, which leads to vendors dumping their garbage in the area. The unsanitary condition due to these causes pose a severe threat to public health, the letter said.
GoaCAN has requested the health authorities to look into the situation and take action as per the provisions of the Goa Public Health Act 1985, Rules 1987. A letter has been sent to Margao Municipality and Margao City Police Station asking them to take immediate action. GoaCAN has also sent copies of the letter to all concerned, including the South Goa Collectorate.
As June 7 is World Health Day, a joint meeting of Margao Municipality, City Police Office, Food and Drug Administration should be convened to resolve the issue, GoaCAN said in a complaint to the health department.