TS director of public health reviews flood-hit areas in 8 districts

A house-to-house fever survey has also been initiated, the DPH informed. He also said that a special focus has been given to 297 high-risk areas.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  19 July 2022 1:55 PM GMT
TS director of public health reviews flood-hit areas in 8 districts

Hyderabad: Telangana state director of public health G. Srinivas Rao on Tuesday reviewed activities in flood-affected areas in the eight districts of the state that have been experiencing incessant rain for the last week.

The districts include Adilabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Mulugu, Nirmal, and Peddapall.

He 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 stock of medicines and IV fluids.

A house-to-house fever survey has also been initiated, the DPH informed. He also said that a special focus has been given to 297 high-risk areas.

A total of 670 health officials were deployed to flood-affected areas in addition to the existing staff to conduct activities. Chlorine tablets are also being distributed to all households.

A total of 368 health camps were conducted on Friday in which 18,558 people were treated. This takes the cumulative persons treated since 16 July 2022 to 64,230.

On his third-day visit, the director of public health and family welfare visited M Kashinagar health camp in Dammugudem PHC which was one of the badly affected villages beside the Godavari river bank. He also visited Stella Maris English Medium School health camp in MP Banjara PHC in Bhadradri Kothagudem district and reviewed the action plan prepared for the flood area.

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