Many deaths have reported due to rain-related incidents across Maharashtra in the last 48 hours. Also, people have been asked to take all precautionary measures to prevent any water-borne and other infectious diseases.
A special survey was done recently in Maharashtra where the condition of 14,000 households affected by the flood was examined. Around 1, 14,000 people are affected by flood in Maharashtra.
Dr Eknath Shinde, health minister of Maharashtra, said, “Following a survey 162 special teams of health department staff is set up to examine monsoon-related diseases. Many infectious diseases spread with the onset of monsoon. Also diseases like leptospirosis, dengue, gastro, swine flu, chikungunya etc. will spread in the community. The special teams will work on all such monsoon-related diseases.”
“People are requested to take all precautionary measures. The special teams will work on all such ailments and to spread awareness,” he added.