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Medical teams sent to check outbreak of diseases in 5 districts

Heavy rains, over the last few days, created flood-like situation and affected normal life in Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Sirohi and Pali districts and hundreds of people have been evacuated to safer places so far

jaipur Updated: Aug 12, 2016 21:17 IST
Dark clouds envelop Jaipur sky on Friday. The city has witnessed moderate to heavy rain in the last few days, even as flood-like situation looms over large parts of the desert state.
Dark clouds envelop Jaipur sky on Friday. The city has witnessed moderate to heavy rain in the last few days, even as flood-like situation looms over large parts of the desert state. (Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

As apprehensions of outbreak of diseases looms large in some districts of Rajasthan post incessant rains, the government has rushed out medical teams to these areas to deal with the situation.

“As there were possibilities of vector-borne and water-borne diseases in five districts of Jodhpur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Sirohi and Pali, medical officers conducted field visit and the block CMHO rank officials were given necessary instructions,” director of medical and health department (public health), B R Meena said.

He said while at present there were no reports of outbreak of any disease, stock of medicines and other logistics have been ensured.

Heavy rains, over the last few days, created flood-like situation and affected normal life in these areas and hundreds of people have been evacuated to safer places so far.

Meanwhile, Meena said the malaria cases reported in the state from January 1 to August 6 were 2495 as compared to 2661 in the corresponding period last year, whereas 152 cases of dengue were recorded from July 1 to August 6 against 148 cases of the same period last year.