JK sets up rapid reaction teams to counter epidemic

  • Hindustan Times, Srinagar
  • Updated: Sep 30, 2014 19:16 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir governmenthas constituted 12 rapid reaction teams to counter the outbreak of any epidemic in the flood-hit state.

"The Health and Medical Education department has constituted 12 Rapid Reaction (RR) teams to counter the outbreak of any epidemic, if any, following the recent floods in the valley," an official spokesman said.

He said three teams have been constituted in Srinagar city, which was the worst hit by the floods, while the rest have been set up in other districts of the valley.

"Though the possibility of spread of any epidemic or disease has been ruled out by the experts, the step has been taken as a precaution and back up support," the spokesman said.

Immunization of the children in the age group of 6 months to 15 years is also in full swing with more than seven lakh vaccines given already.

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