Chennai, Dec 12 (BPNS)
With the rains continuing in many areas of Tamil Nadu as part of the Cyclone Mandous effect, doctors and the state health department have warned the people of the possibilities of water-borne diseases. The health department has said that the spread of diseases has to be curtailed.
Possibilities of Typhoid and diarrhea spreading in the rain-affected areas have led to the doctors giving a forewarning to the public.
The doctors and health department have advised people to consume only cooked food and to consume boiled water. There is an increase in patients being admitted to government general hospitals and private hospitals in areas where rains have been lashing in the past couple of days.
Doctors at General hospital, Chennai told BPNS that there is an increase in the number of patients getting admitted due to contagious diseases including diarrhea and typhoid. Children admitted due to dengue and respiratory diseases are also on an increase in hospitals of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu districts.
According to the State Public Health Department, health professionals are directed to take precautions if there is any spike in cases of typhoid, dengue, and diarrhea in the coming days.
The health department has also issued a circular to all deputy directors of health services to ensure continuous monitoring of patients in healthcare facilities including hospitals and Primary health centres.
The government has directed people to drink only hot boiled water and even asked people to consume even canned water after boiling only.