In view of heavy rains and flood-like situations in many regions of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials to make all the necessary arrangements for the treatment of patients having viral fever and other diseases arising out of the seasonal vagaries.
While addressing a high-level meeting on Thursday, Yogi said, “A team of eight doctors from the Health department and five experts from the Medical Education department has already been sent to Firozabad to check the outbreak of the water-borne diseases.”
All necessary efforts have been made by the state government to make the hospitals well-equipped against the situation. The Health department has been instructed to immediately deploy the medical experts wherever it is required.
Pre-emptive measures have been taken to reduce the impact of floods, especially in vulnerable districts. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), and disaster management teams have been kept on high alert 24x7.
Ensuring that people do not have to face the problem of water-logging, the work of cleaning drains is going on a war footing. In this sequence, the Uttar Pradesh government has also launched a special campaign for cleaning canals and drains across the state.
Urging people not to panic over the situation, the chief minister asked the medical administration to make sure that the patients’ health updates were given to the family members at regular intervals.
Sanitation and cleanliness drives have also been launched across the state earlier to curb the threat of water-borne diseases by the Panchayati Raj, Urban Development departments, nagar panchayats, gram vikas committees, municipalities and municipal corporations.
People have also been advised to take precautionary measures to check the breeding of mosquitoes in and around their houses.