Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda assured that the Union Health Ministry is continuously monitoring the public health situation arising out of floods in Kerala. He visited Kerala and reviewed the relief and rescue measures. Smt Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health) and other senior officers from the Health Ministry also accompanied the Union Health Minister.
Nadda reviewed the flood situation during a meeting with Smt. K K Shailaja, Health Minister, Kerala and officials of the State Government. During his visit, Nadda expressed grief and sorrow on the ill-fated deaths and damage caused to lives and property due to floods. Nadda said that under the leadership and guidance of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi ji, all the possible measures for flood relief in Kerala are being taken up and the Prime Minister himself is monitoring the situation.
He also visited ChalakkudyTaluk Hospital and interacted with the patients. Later, visited the relief camps at VR Puram and Mullassery and assured all support and cooperation to the State.
To meet with the situation, 50 medical doctors were kept on standby for deputation to affected areas at short notice.12 public health teams, each team comprising of a Public Health specialist, Microbiologist and an entomologist were kept ready.48 essential emergency drugs were kept ready for immediate dispatch, he added.