ISLAMABAD - Capital Development Authority (CDA) has prepared comprehensive protocol for prevention of Diarrhea and other epidemics during the ongoing monsoon season. Dr Saeed Ahmad, Senior Director Health CDA, said after chairing a meeting of the Authority's Directorate of Health Services, that there was a serious threat of the outbreak of diarrhea, cholera and other contagious diseases in the city due to the heavy rains expected during the current monsoon season. He maintained that measures to control and prevent the said diseases were discussed in details in the meeting. The meeting decided to test the drinking water supplied to the city on frequent basis, ensuring prompt action in case of any contamination reported, Dr Saeed informed. Moreover, he maintained that a comprehensive campaign against typhoid and cholera would be initiated in the city with special focus on Katchi Abadis, where he said ORS would be supplied free of cost. Anti-Malarial medicines would be provided free of cost to all the patients, he further said. Rapid Food Task Force would swiftly and strictly monitor the supply and sale of edible items specially focusing on food outlets under the supervision of health officer. Task Force would also monitor, inspect and raid markets and shops vigorously, he said. In addition, all doctors working at various medical centers of the Directorate have been directed to follow the early warning system to safeguard general public from gastro, cholera and the like diseases, the official said. Besides, the food section of the CDA's Directorate of Health Services has been directed to improve their performance, keep strict vigilance on sellers of edible items, quality of food and take samples specially focusing on hygienic conditions of the shops and markets to safeguard the general public from communicable diseases, Dr Saeed told.