TN Floods: No Big Outbreak of Disease, Finds Panel

Published: 08th December 2015 03:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2015 03:43 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: A high-level team sent by the Union health ministry to Tamil Nadu to assess the situation in the flood-ravaged State has found that there is no outbreak of any major diseases there.

The seven-member team, which reached the State on Sunday, was to conduct an assessment of the health situation there.

Officials said here on Monday that there is no report of any outbreak of water-borne or vector-borne diseases in the State at present.

The seven-member team will conduct rapid health assessment of the flood-hit areas and also advise the State on public health measures.

They met the State health secretary and other officers of the Tamil Nadu health department and held detailed deliberations on the flood situation and public health action that is required for prevention and control of communicable diseases, the officials said.

The Central team regrouped itself into three teams and is visiting flood-affected areas, including the health facilities.

The teams are accompanied by officials from the State health department and the Chennai Municipal Corporation.


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