Dehradun: All necessary precautions are taken to prevent an outbreak of epidemics in the flood-hit Uttarakhand and as of now there is no report of any kind of disease spreading, a senior disaster management official said Friday."We have not received report on any kind of epidemic," said National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) vice chairman M.Shashidhar Reddy."As a preventive measure, bleaching powder, chlorine tablets are dispatched to various places to sanitise places...whereever it is required. About 50 doctors are on stand-by, they will reach the local villages, and some of them might stay there for two to three months," Reddy said.According to NDMA, of the 20,000 villages in Uttarakhand, 2,395 villages are affected in one form or another by the calamity, and while 1,636 villages have been connected, 759 villages are yet to be reached.
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