Priority On Health Care

Information and Public Relations Secretary,  Sanjay Kumar Singh informed that  that restoration and relief distribution in the wake of extremely severe cyclone FANI have been fast tracked in the affected areas.

While health services have been prioritized, remarkable growth has been brought in telecommunication, energy connectivity and drinking water supply, said Mr.Singh at a Media Meet on 15 May.Shalini Pandit, Special Secretary Health & Family Welfare also briefed Media.
Life in affected areas is returning to normalcy and implementation of various works is carried on Government level, he said adding, “There is distinct picture of more possibilities and self reliance among the affected people.”  
 Mr.Singh said health services in the affected five districts -- Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara-- are being closely monitored with special emphasis on six more affected blocks of Puri districts namely Puri, Gop, Kanasa, Satyabadi, Brahmagiri and Krushna Prasad by the Department.
A total No of 1945 expectant mothers were shifted to safer places during cyclone Fani out of which 600 institutional delivery has been reported, said Special Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare Shalini Pandit and State Director NHM.
While all Government Health care facilities have been functional with power back up, the District Headquarters Hospital at Puri and Khrodha along with all CHCs of Puri districts and 11 out of 12 CHCs in Khordha districts have been restored with water supply, she said.
As many as 120 Mobile Medical Team are deployed and 46 Medical Relief Camps are functional in cyclone affected areas along with 74 doctors and 234 paramedics drawn from other districts.
Of this, 20 doctors and 200 paramedics are being specially deployed to the 189 most affected GPs in Puri and Khordha districts.
Orders have been communicated for distribution of 24 lakh sanitary napkins free of costs to all adolescent girls and women in Puri district for the next two months, she said adding, additional fund to the tune of Rs.10000 have been provided to all GKS to take up cleaning and sanitation works.
IEC campaign is continuing. In which 18536 cleanliness drives have been undertaken and around 69672 open water sources have been disinfected.
Till date around 15 open water sources with floating carcasses have been flagged as being unsafe for drinking. There is no report of any disease outbreak from any source so far.
In cyclone affected districts rural water supply is restored through a combination of Static water tankers, mobile water tankers, MTPs and PWS run by Genset and solar power.
In Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Jajpur and Khordha districts 100 per cent restoration has been achieved through Genset and power Supply.
As on Wednesday 287 PWS (98pc) of Puri district are functional.
Besides, 100 per cent restoration has been completed in all Blocks apart from Bramhagiri and Kakatpur.
Around 5.72 lakh liters of drinking water is being supplied through 286 tankers twice in a day only in Puri District.  Out of 2364 nos. of damaged PWS2294 nos. of PWS have been restored with Genset and power supply.
The State Government is taking all out efforts to restore the power supply to all the consumers, it was claimed.

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