Nashik: With a view to prevent spread of infectious diseases during monsoon season and particularly during adversities like floods, the health department of Zilla Parishad has deployed as many as 123 teams of specialised doctors in the district. The civic authorities have identified 10 villages in the district which can face grim flood situation. Fearing spread of viral infection during the period, the authorities have deployed specialised teams of doctors at 106 primary health centres (PHCs) in these villages, apart from deploying two teams on district level and 3 teams on taluka level.
In order to prevent shortages of essential drugs, adequate precaution has been taken, while mediclore dosages – a drinking water disinfectant – is being made available at each of the PHCs. A well equipped ambulance services have also been started.
The district health officials have ordered inspection of specified PHCs in eleven villages of the district to prevent spread of water-borne infectious diseases.
Meanwhile, encouraging the preventive measures being undertaken effectively against the spread of viral diseases, the ZP president and the district guardian minister have decided to felicitate villages possessing Green Card. Presently, as many as 1092 gram panchayats in the district are green card-holders, while 288 panchayats have obtained Yellow Card, followed by Red Card to 4 gram panchayats.