UP faces post-flood effects as water recedes

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Lucknow, Sep 1 (UNI) The people of Uttar Pradesh now face the new challenge of post-flood effects as the deluge creating havoc in several districts of the state has eased.

Over thousand people succumbed in rain-related incidents in the state while the government figures show only 826 people had fallen prey to epidemics and rain-related incidents.

Meanwhile, reports of spiralling cases of diarrhoea, gastroentritis, viral fever and jaundice were continuously pouring in from the flood-affected districts.

Health department sources said over 25,000 malaria cases and 10,000 diarrhoea cases had been registered till date. However, the figures were shooting up as 2,000 cases witnessed barely in two days.

Director General, Health I S Srivastava said post-rainy season is most congenial for viral diseases and other epidemics. Hence, a team of medico was operational and conducting vaccinations, besides treating the ailing and apprising people about the prevention and precaution methods to keep away the water-borne diseases.

Worried over the post-flood effects, district administrations were on their toes taking precautionary measures as disinfecting water-bodies and drainage with lime, chlorine and bleaching powder, sprinkling insecticides and fogging the affected areas giving no breeding ground to mosquitoes.


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