Health Ministry helps deal with calamity’s aftermaths

The Ministry of Health has set up three teams in charge of directing disease prevention following the recent natural calamity in the central region.

From October 7, the teams started to collect data and evaluate the damage in terms of health care in affected localities including Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

They will help intensify the work on the environmental and food hygiene, the supply of clean water and other necessities in parallel with treating victims.

The ministry has warned locals of the need for hygienic eating and drinking practices, and cleaning their residential areas in the presentation of such possible diseases as diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, flu and cholera.

VNA

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