Saptari flood victims get relief, health advice

Rajbiraj, July 30

A joint team of health workers, including doctors and management staff from Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital, Rajbiraj provided relief materials to around 400 flood victims of Sakarpura VDC-4 in the district on Saturday.

Swollen Khando and Jita rivers have left hundreds of Dalit families in the district in the lurch. In addition to relief materials, the team also gave health advice to the flood victims.

Dr Tek Narayan Mandal said their team provided relief materials and health tips to the flood victims.

The team distributed two kg rice, two kg beaten rice, two kg rice balls, half litre cooking oil, one packet of salt, one packet of noodles and one packet of biscuit each to 400 families of the VDC.

Similarly, a team of Nepal Army distributed relief to the flood victims at Barsain and Rampura Malhaniya VDCs. The NA distributed blankets, beaten rice, clothes worth Rs 1.5 million to the flood victims.

Keeping in view the possible spread of epidemics caused by contaminated water, District Public Health Office, Saptari has dispatched various teams of health workers with medicines  to the flood affected areas.

A source at Saptari DPHO said the teams of the health workers were deployed to Sakarpura, Launiya, Tilathi, Koiladi, Rampura and Malhaniya, among other flood-affected areas.

Bijay Jha, chief at Saptari District Public Health Office, said health workers were deployed to the flood affected areas to avert the possible spread of epidemics.

Jha also informed that though number of patients suffering from diarrhoea and fever had increased in the district, no epidemic has been reported as of yet.