scorecardresearch
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Nearly 8 lakh people in 14 districts hit by flood: Maharashtra health dept

According to the health department, at least 22 primary health centres, 52 sub-centres and a rural hospital were damaged by the flood, and the amount of loss is around Rs 1.34 crore.

The official added that the rehabilitation policy would be finalized soon and then it may be placed before the state cabinet for approval. (File Photo)

According to the state health department data, incessant rainfall last week affected 7.9 lakh people across 628 villages and cities in 14 districts in Maharashtra.

Till date, as many as 743 medical teams have been sent to these areas, State Surveillance Officer Dr Pradeep Awate said. According to the health department, at least 22 primary health centres, 52 sub-centres and a rural hospital were damaged by the flood, and the amount of loss is around Rs 1.34 crore.

While 24/7 control rooms have been set up at the flood-hit districts, the main control room is in Pune. Data from the health department showed that 224 villages were affected in Kolhapur. Total 3.8 lakh people in the district were impacted by the flood and 338 medical teams were sent there.

The data showed that in Sangli, total 92 villages and 89,413 people were affected, while 85 villages in Satara with total 52,826 people were affected by the flood. A total of 47 and 45 areas respectively were affected in Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts.

Subscriber Only Stories
Catching up with the mega fauna in Africa on the translocation of the che...Premium
Dibang hydel project: Arunachal says no land for national park, NGT drops...Premium
15 stations, 14 km: Shimla aims to decongest roads with ropeway transitPremium
Vijay Rupani interview: ‘The legislature party meeting is merely a ...Premium

In Pune district, seven areas with 1,013 people were affected due to the heavy to very heavy rainfall last week. Several areas in Thane, Raigad, Palghar, Kalyan, Badlapur, Akola, Amravati and Chandrapur were also affected due to the incessant rainfall.

Total 131, 43 and two shelters were set up at Kolhapur, Sangli and Ratnagiri. Medical teams conducted house-to-house visit for water quality surveillance, and tankers were sent to provide drinking water. As a prophylactic measure to prevent leptospirosis, doxycycline tablets were given.

– Stay updated with the latest Pune news. Follow Express Pune on Twitter here and on Facebook here. You can also join our Express Pune Telegram channel here.

First published on: 29-07-2021 at 10:12:47 pm
Next Story

‘In my mind, I thought I had won’: Mary Kom

Latest Comment
Post Comment
Read Comments
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement