No report of disease outbreak in flood-ravaged Tamil Nadu: Health Ministry

New Delhi: There is no report of outbreak of any water-borne or vector-borne disease in the flood-ravaged Tamil Nadu, Health Ministry said on Monday.

Representational image. Tarique Anwar/Firstpost

Representational image. Tarique Anwar/Firstpost

A public health team of the Health Ministry today met the Tamil Nadu Health Secretary and other officers of the Health Department to discuss the flood situation in the state and public health action that is required for prevention and control of communicable diseases, an official statement said.

The team reached Tamil Nadu yesterday to extend all possible support and assistance to the state government during the present flood situation, the statement said.

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

"The team has regrouped itself into three teams and is visiting flood affected areas, including the health facilities. The team is accompanied by officials from the State Health Department and Chennai Municipal Corporation," it said.


Updated Date: Dec 07, 2015 22:04 PM

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