THE Regional Health department is currently providing health care to residents for diseases caused by water in flooding affected areas of Mandalay region, according to local official Dr.Win Naing.
Twelve townships out of 28 were flooded in Mandalay region. The water level had receded in 7 townships, but 5 townships remain flooded.
“Health staff are on stand-by to give treatment in flood-hit areas 24/7. Currently the staff are preventing the possible onset of water-borne diseases in receded areas.” said Dr. Win Naing.
“(Our team) gave urgent treatment to five children who were suffering from flu in Patheingyi Township.’ said Dr. Hnein Nwe Ni Aye. Regional authorities are currently dispersing powdered bleach to communities and training them in its use as an anti-bacterial agent.
Flooding has struck Tadar U, Nyaung U, Madaya, Amarapura, Singu, Thabeikkyin, Ngazun, Singaing, Myingyan,Taungtha, Patheingyi and Pyigyidagun. Flooding continues to effect Nyaung U, Thaung tha, pyigyidagun, Patheingyi and Ahmarapura.
Aung Thant Khing