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Diarrhoea, Dengue Rising in Kerala – Says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said cases of leptospirosis, acute diarrhea and dengue are rising in flood-hit Kerala and that the Centre is closely monitoring the situation

Union Health Minister J P Nadda along with other ministry officials reviewed flood relief measures and said the Centre is coordinating with the state.

According to the ministry, the Centre will be sending 30 specialist doctors, 20 general duty medical officers and 40 Malayalam-speaking nurses who will be arriving in Kerala on Friday.

Union Government has supplied 73 MT of essential emergency drugs; 1000 inj Adrenaline vials; 2.25 crore Chlorine tablets (one tablet for chlorinating 20 L of water); 80 MT of Bleaching powder, and 4 lakh units of Sanitary Napkins to the state.

This is in addition to 1000 litres of Cyphenothrin 5%, 500 kg of Diflubenzuron 25% and 250 litres of Malathion (Tech).

Nadda also spoke to K K Shailaja, Health Minister, Kerala and assured her of the continued support of the Health Ministry in the ongoing Flood Relief Measures.



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