In view of the flood declaration in Kashmir valley, the Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir (DHSK) has constituted a Divisional and District Level Rapid Response Teams which shall tackle any Disease Outbreak, particularly in inundated or waterlogged areas.
The spokesman said that these areas might have every possibility of an outbreak of water-borne diseases and in such case, the department is geared up with Disease Outbreak preparedness. The general public is requested to contact Divisional and District Rapid Response Teams (copy enclosed) constituted under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) Unit. This measure is to strengthen already placed preventive and contingency measures at District and Block levels across Kashmir Valley.
Director General Health Services Dr Saleem ur Rehman said that the public is advised to drink boiled water and take immense care of their hygiene along with proper handwashing. He also said that the department has already issued health advisory via print, electronic and online media. The department has also made functional District and Divisional Flood Health Care Facilitation Helpline numbers which have been shared via various media channels earlier today, he said.