Health minister launches measures against flood born diseases


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 16, 2018: Health minister L. Jayantakumar today launched measures to fight against water born diseases at flood affected areas in valley districts of Manipur.

He announced that he would visit and monitor all the flood affected districts to organise health camps. He made the announcement when he visited flood affected area of Keishamthong in Imphal West.

He distributed essential items including rice and pulses to the flood victims of Keishamthong.

He thanked the civil society organisations for giving assistance to flood victims.

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He said the water level is receding. Essential food items are being distributed through the concerned DCs and will continue to supply other necessary items by utilising the local area development fund, he added.

The minister appealed the people not to believe in the rumours that the victims are not provided assistance.

The health department along with the officials are prepared to provide all possible assistance to flood victims including free medicines. Health camps will be opened at all flood affected areas to reach out the flood victims, said the health minister.

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Health department has been closely monitoring since the outbreak of the blood, he added.

Out of the six valley districts five valley districts except Jiribam district have been widely affected since its outbreak on June 13 morning after three days of incessant rainfall in the state.

I had instructed the officials of the health department for preparation to take preventive measures as soon as the flood recedes so that the aftermath of flood should not bring sickness to the people.

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 Three days old flood victims of Kongba Kshetri Leikai who are at relief camps have complained of not receiving any relief assistance from the government and expressed discontentment over ‘irresponsiveness’ of the government officials .

Jayantakumar also said the Imphal East district hospital will be constructed both at Kyamgei and Sagolmang as decided by a cabinet meeting yesterday.


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