The officials of the Health Department of the Surat Municipal Corporation have formed separate teams to deal with cases of diarrhea and vomiting.
Surat: Waterborne epidemics have increased at the very beginning of the monsoon. The Health Department of the Surat Municipal Corporation has come into action after the death of three people, including two children, due to diarrhea and vomiting in Surat. At present, when the monsoon season is going on, there is a fear of water-borne and mosquito-borne diseases among the people.
Meanwhile, cases of diarrhea and vomiting are increasing in some areas of Surat due to dirty water. In Surat’s Pandesara area, a total of three people, including two children, have died due to diarrhea and vomiting. The officials of the Health Department of the Surat Municipal Corporation have formed separate teams to deal with cases of diarrhea and vomiting.
Treatment is being provided on a priority basis at the site itself
Surveys are being conducted by different teams of Surat Municipal Health Department by going to people’s homes in different areas. Diarrhea and vomiting cases are being inquired about and those requiring treatment are being treated on a priority basis on the spot. Apart from this, water samples are being taken from the place, where people complain about dirty water and are being sent to the laboratory for testing.
Information was collected by going to house to house survey
The teams of the Surat health department sent the samples of sewage from different places to the laboratory for testing. Apart from this, awareness was spread among people about waterborne epidemics through mobile vans. On the other hand, information was also taken about cases of diarrhea and vomiting by conducting a house-to-house survey. Where cases of diarrhea and vomiting were reported, treatment was also given to people on a priority basis.
The teams have also been increased by the health department. Earlier there were 6 mobile medical teams which have been increased to 10. Earlier the operation was done by 24 officers, now as many as 44 officers are going to different areas and checking people’s health.