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Bhopal: Health department all set to deal with any outbreak; combat teams formed

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Burhanpur: In order to deal with any outbreak during the ongoing summer season, health department has alerted all the department officials here in Burhanpur. Health department has given necessary directives to the health officials and workers advising them for protection against rising heat.

Each team includes one doctor, paramedical staff, health official, ANM, Asha official and a driver is appointed. The combat teams will have the necessary life saving medicines. District epidemiologist Ravindra Singh Rajput said that the sweltering heat is prone to many diseases like diarrhea, jaundice, cholera cerebral fever and food poisoning. The district surveillance unit of the region is ready for epidemic prevention and control.

If there’s a situation of epidemic in any area then immediate proceedings are done on sending the reports to the surveillance unit. A control room has been constructed in the district hospital for this work and its phone number is 07325 254964. This number will be in service round the clock.