It’s the responsibility of the government to assist its citizens who have any king of the disaster. This responsibility was demonstrated by the visit of the cabinet secretary for health Dr. Sergio Cortes to the flood hit region of xerem. Cortes visited the region on Sunday. The xerem region is suffering multiple health problems with poor sanitation and garbage disposal. These problems have been made worse by the flood disaster making it difficult to supply the residents with clean drinking water. Medical teams already on the ground suggest the results obtained from water sources are unsatisfactory.
The visit was able to bring the local and state leaders together to deliberate on the issues that need urgent attention. It was agreed that the region requires another calamity kit from the government to fight the disaster. The area has one hydration center serving three hundred residents. The area also has high risk of water-borne diseases. In response to this, the leaders agreed to add more antibiotic tablets and supply of clean drinking water to maintain the hygiene. The antibiotics are a preventive measure to reduce the spread of diseases in case of an outbreak.
To further curb the risk of diseases, the residents are also receiving training on identifying the symptoms of these diseases for an early intervention. Among the most probable disease are hepatitis B, diarrhea and leptospirosis. The teams of the medical experts that are in the region are also assisting in disinfecting drinking sources of water. The government has already given over ten thousand bottles of sodium hypochlorite to that effect.
Floods are a natural disaster that can happen to anyone. Donations of food and shelter are significant to help the victims adapt to change in lifestyle. Though xerem is prone to flooding, standing with the victims in such difficult times is the best act of philanthropy. The healthy secretary demonstrated this significant gesture in the society by leading a meeting of the leaders to discuss on mitigating the effects when he visited xerem on Sunday.
Talking of Cortes achievements, he is a concerned leader with the general health of the public. It’s not necessary because of his position in the government, but his medical professions. You can follow Sergio on LinkedIn and also on Twitter.