167 health camps held in flood-hit Bhadradri Kothagudem district

Over the last five days, the total number of fever cases reported was 986 out of which 347 fever cases were identified and treated during Thursday’s fever survey. So far, 12 cases of ADD, one case of malaria, two cases of vomiting, and three cases of Covid-19 have been identified and treated.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  21 July 2022 12:45 PM GMT
167 health camps held in flood-hit Bhadradri Kothagudem district

Hyderabad: On the fifth day of flood relief activity in Bhadradri Kothagudem district, 119 village-level health camps and 48 additional health camps were organised at flood relief camp sites (rehabilitation centers) in seven flood-affected mandals, including Pinapaka, Manuguru, Aswapuram, Burgampahad, Bhadrachalam, Charla, and Dummugudem.

As on 21 July, 21,058 patients have been treated at the camps.

Over the last five days, the total number of fever cases reported was 986 out of which 347 fever cases were identified and treated during Thursday's fever survey. So far, 12 cases of ADD, one case of malaria, two cases of vomiting, and three cases of Covid-19 have been identified and treated.

Also, 5,748 chlorine tablets and 2,212 ORS packets were distributed.

Drinking water residual chlorine level of 0.5 PPM is being maintained everywhere.

A total of 356 health camps that treated 18,962 persons have been conducted as of 21 July. In total, 1,02,129 people have been treated since 15 July. The highest number of health camps have been conducted in Bhadradri Kothagudem (119).

Adilabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Mulugu, Nirmal, and Peddapall are the eight districts that have been severely affected by the Godavari floods.

Earlier, the Telangana state director of public health G. Srinivas Rao directed officials to prepare an action plan and deploy extra manpower by dividing flood-affected areas into four geographical areas. He also directed them to speed up sanitation activities, vector control measures, and maintain sufficient stocks of medicines and IV fluids.

The DPH requested that if any patient is suffering from symptoms such as high fever, headache, nausea, eye redness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, etc., then they immediately visit the nearest health center.

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