Bhubaneswar: While Cyclone FANI left behind widespread destruction on May 3, as many as 330 newborn babies were delivered on the day, informed State Health Minister Pratap Jena. On the other hand, he said that Government is ready to prevent the outbreak of any diseases in the aftermath of Cyclone FANI.
In a media briefing, he said, “In Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri, the major hospitals are restored and stocked with medicines. We are ready to provide all kinds of treatments. Almost 1600 pregnant women had been transferred from cyclone-affected areas and 330 expectant mothers delivered babies during Cyclone FANI. In Puri, 800 injured patients were given treatment during Cyclone.”
“Outbreak of diseases like diarrhea is very common at these times. We are spreading awareness to people regarding this. A medical team has been formed and senior officers will supervise in all the affected areas. Snakebite medicine, halogen, ORS have been kept ready. Mobile medical teams are also touring affected villages and providing treatment,” he concluded.