No outbreak of water, food or air borne disease in Uttarakhand
New Delhi: Maintaining that there was no outbreak of water, food or air borne disease in any flood-hit area of Uttarakhand, the Health Ministry on Monday said the first batch of 23 medical officers mobilised by CGHS was on its way to Dehradun.
More CGHS doctors from Lucknow and Kanpur would join them shortly, taking their total number to 40, an official statement said.
It said a 3-member team from NIMHANS, Bangalore, would join the first such team from IHBAS, Delhi, to extend psycho- social support to the victims.
To ensure clean drinking water for residents of affected areas, 40 chloroscopes and a large quantity of reagents, sufficient to test up to 5,000 water samples have been sent and more Chloroscopes are being procured for delivery.
"10 lakh chlorine tablets have been purchased for distribution. An additional request from the state authorities for 2 crore Chlorine tablets, 100 metric tonnes of bleaching powder and 3 lakh ORS packets is being processed," it said.
A three-member team from the ministry comprising Director, Emergency Medical Response, Director, National Centre for Disease Control and Joint Director, National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme (NVBDCP) is stationed in Dehradun to assess the public health situation and coordinate with state authorities for assistance.
The Director General Health Services and Additional Secretary (Health) have already visited Dehradun and have held extensive interaction with senior state functionaries to review the health situation there.
Three teams of specialists from central government hospitals have been deployed to assist Uttarakhand government and more such teams of cardiologists, specialists and psychiatrists are being constituted for deployment there at short notice.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Rajasthan: Gujjars revive reservation agitation, block rail track
- J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Dr Subhash Chandra Show: Aspiring for more than what you have!
- ISIS to buy first nuclear weapon from Pak?
- Mumbai: CCTV captures assailant with gun at Film City
- Mathura SSP receives death threat letter, message for PM Modi
- BJP now central pole of Indian politics: Arun Jaitley
- Maharashtra FDA sends Maggi noodles for lab testing
- Watch: Fast N Facts @ 7:30pm
- Haridwar: Hotel Radisson Blu sealed for polluting Ganga
- Reservation issue: Police register case against Bainsla, 20 others
- Delhi: Two killed in road accident in New Ashok Nagar
- Girl in Punjab's Pathankot quit studies for fear of eve-teasing
- Zee Media exclusive chat with 'Welcome to Karachi' cast
- Zee Media exclusive interview with Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar
- Goa Board SSC Exam Results 2015 announced
- ISIS close to buying nuclear weapon from Pakistan?
- Manohar Parrikar visits forward areas along LoC, reviews security situation
- Credibility of Prime Minister's Office restored by BJP, says Arun Jaitley
- ISIS justifies raping slave girls, says Michelle Obama is 'worth $40'
- There will be no delay in appointing CIC, CVC: Jitendra Singh
- IPL 2015 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings - Preview
- 'Unhappy' Celina Jaitley asks Sunny Leone to move out?
- Arvind Kejriwal to highlight AAP govt's 100 days work on Monday
- BJP's plan for one-year celebration: 200 big rallies, 5,000 public meetings
- CBSE Results 2015: 10th board exam results to be declared on May 27
- IPL 8 Final: We need to be at our best against Mumbai, says Michael Hussey
- Heatwave leaves 153 dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh
- Heatwave kills 223 in AP, Telangana, Chandrababu Naidu announces compensation; Delhi records hottest day
- 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' starts on a good note at the Box Office!