Health Mandarins In FANI Zone

Senior Mandarins of the Health & Family Welfare Department personally distributed Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) Sachets in the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm-FANI
  Affected Areas of the State.

ORS is a sodium and glucose solution, which is widely used to treat children with acute diarrhoea and dehydration.
With terrible summer and heat aftermath Cyclone FANI, Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Pramod Kumar Meherda visited Krushnaprasad Block of Puri District, which is one of the worst affected areas hit by FANI.
Mission Director National Health Mission (NHM) Odisha Salini Pandit also visited along with Secretary Health, Dr. Meherda.
Both the senior officers visiting different parts in Krushnaprasad Blok of Puri to assess the status of distribution of ORS, Halazone, Chlorine & Zinc tablets to ensure proper healthcare of the public after FANI today.
Ms.Pandit personally handed over ORS Sachets among the villagers, who were happy to receive the same.
Over 29 Lakh ORS Sachets have been distributed among the affected people and over drive is on for providing ORS Sachets, said he.
Similarly over 24 Lakh Halogen tablets were distributed among the people for purifying drinking water as due to cyclone and rains drinking water sources are left polluted.
So Dr.Meherda personally supervised distribution of Halogen tablets among the people so also ORS Sachets were distributed among them.
Over 1000 Public Health Facilities have been affected in the State due to Cyclone FANI and Secretary Dr.Meherda visited some of the Health Care Centers badly affected by FANI.
As on date 302 Public Health Facilities have been restored to normal, officials said.
Dr.Meherda visited some of these Health Care Facilities, which have been restored to provide Health Care Services.
703 Medical Relief Centre(MRC)s are functioning in the FANI affected Districts of the State and Dr.Meherda visited some of the Centres, where care is given to the needy people.
184 Mobile Medical Teams are deployed in the Cyclone affected districts.
Over 6000 Cleanliness Drives were taken up in these areas so that contagious diseases could be prevented, said a senior officer.
Over 10,500 minor ailments and injured were treated by MRC and Mobile Health Teams in the FANI affected areas.
Both Dr.Meherda and Ms.Pandit reviewed the facilities and talked to people about their requirement, so that later those aspects can be taken care of.
Visit of the senior officers of Health Care System to the worst FANI hit zones has brought confidence among the people, who are in a worried state.
People in the FANI hit areas were assured of  continued health care service by MRCs and Mobile Medical Teams, until the Public Health Care facilities are not made functional, said sources.
State Government is trying hard to restore the Public health Care Institutions to normal condition in a time bound manner, said sources.

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