Assam flood death toll rises to 88: Govt to set up 24X7 Medical Control Rooms

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State government to launch a portal soon for the affected people to register their livestock loss and other damages caused by floodwaters
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Guwahati: Flood situation in Assam continued to deteriorate further on Tuesday. With seven more deaths during the last 24 hours, the death toll in flood shot up to 88.

So far, around 54 lakh people in the state remained flood affected in 31 districts of the state. Around 108030.98 hectares crop area damaged till now.

On Tuesday, state’s health and family welfare department has decided to set up in medical control rooms in each district and asked the office of the Director of Health Services which shall be active round the clock (24X7).

Releasing a standard operating procedure (SOP) during flood season, the department said that in view of the incessant rainfall last week, more than 80% of the State of Assam has been affected by floods and there health and family welfare department directed all senior officers of the all the Directorates under the department to visit the flood affected areas on regular basis.

“All the Joint Directors of Health Services have to assess the need for deployment of medical teams under their jurisdiction as per requirements in consultation with the district administration. The medical teams so constituted should be static in all the relief camps and to include the following staffs: (a) Visiting Doctors (b) Staff Nurses/ ANM, (c) Pharmacist, (d) MPW/ SW/ Vaccinator/Laboratory Technician/ Grade IV & ASHA, Mission Director, National Health Mission is to provide necessary support,” the SOP said.

All the joint directors of health services have to ensure the availability of essential drug, it added.

Besides, in view of the surges in Covid-19 cases, the medical teams are also advised to carry out COVID-19 tests as and when required.

State government has also announced to launch a portal soon for the affected people to register their livestock loss and other damages caused by floodwaters. A flood relief package too will be announced shortly.

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