Cases of leptospirosis, acute diarrhea, and dengue are rising in flood-hit Kerala, and the Centre is strictly monitoring the condition, reports the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda along with other ministry officials examined flood relief measures and said the Centre is coordinating with the state.
‘Increase in leptospirosis, acute diarrhea, and dengue cases are seen in flood-hit Kerala. According to the ministry, the Centre is monitoring the situation and will be sending specialists from various fields to treat the public.
According to the ministry, the Centre will be sending 30 specialist doctors, 20 general duty medical officers and 40 Malayalam-speaking nurses who will be arriving in Kerala on Friday.
"Also, 12 public health teams, each comprising one public health specialist, a microbiologist, and one entomologist are being deployed to assist the state health department in various public health measures," it said.
The Centre has so far supplied 73 MT of essential emergency drugs. "As per the additional request received from Kerala, 58 items of essential drugs/consumables weighing about 120 MT, and 40 ultra-low volume (ULV) fogging machines are also being sent to the state," the Ministry said.