1,500 health workers mobilised in flood-hit districts

Flooded house due to the flood caused by Sirisiya River in Ramghaduwa, Parsa District, Nepal. Photo: Munna Sarraf/thethirdpole.net

Kathmandu, August 21

The Ministry of Health Affairs says it has mobilised around 1,500 health workers in various districts affected by recent floods and landslides.

The Department of Health Services has formed Health Emergency Operation Centre and Disaster Management Committee at the central level and mobilised 22 personnel at the central, 38 at regional and 946 at district level.

Likewise, the private sector has mobilised 450 health workers, the Department informed in a press statement issued today. Other private and government health institutions at the local level are also providing services.

Nepal Police and Nepali Army have also mobilised their personnel in treatment of flood victims.

Meanwhile, the Department has called on residents of flood-hit areas to protect themselves from various waterborne, seasonal and skin diseases including diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A and E, malaria and dengue.



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