Bleach, medication distributed to residents of Pomeroon River
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Regional Health Officer, Dr. Ranjeev Singh, speaking with residents at Karawab during the distribution of bleach
Regional Health Officer, Dr. Ranjeev Singh, speaking with residents at Karawab during the distribution of bleach

-no water-borne diseases detected

TO cushion the devastating effects of the flooding in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), the authorities distributed 480 galloons of bleach along with medication to residents in various communities of the Pomeroon River.

Regional Health Officer, Dr. Ranjeev Singh, told the Sunday Chronicle that a health team is currently on a three-day visit to the flood-affected Pomeroon River.

Dr. Singh said that he visited the Pomeroon River on Wednesday last with a team of Environment Health Officers and they inspected 350 houses. He said meetings were held with residents at Karawab, St Monica, Siriki, Kabakaburi, Lilydale, and Abrams Creek.

According to Dr. Singh, thus far, there are no reports of any water-borne disease. As such, he urged residents to continue to practise good hygiene. The Regional Health Officer said more chlorine will be sent to the flood-affected communities to further assist them.

“The health team will continue to be on the ground to monitor the situation. We will get more bleach from the ministry and that will be sent to the Pomeroon River areas so that they can continue to be safe; the area has a lot of stagnant water and that is not healthy,” Dr. Singh said.

He also said that follow- up visits will be made by his team to ensure that the situation is properly monitored and the necessary recommendations are made to the Ministry of Health for further intervention.

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