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Maha floods: Govt distributing one crore Chlorine tablets

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Maharashtra government has begun distribution ofone crore Chlorine tablets for water purification in flood-affected districts of Kolhapur and Sangli, Health Minister Eknath Shinde said on Saturday.

The minister said more than 70 medical teams have been deployed in Kolhapur and Sangli areas.

"In Kolhapur and Sangli areas, ten million Chlorine tablets for water purification, vaccination for snake bite and Lepto tablets are being distributed," said Shinde.

He said a total of 325 medical teams have been deployed in other parts of the state that have witnessed heavy rains.

Shinde stated Health department has employed more than 70 medical teams in Sangli and Satara districts.

"Besides, a team of 100 doctors would be arriving in these two districts on Sunday along with medicines," he said, adding that snakes washed away in flood waters have entered human settlements in both the districts.

"As a precautionary measure, a large supply of vaccine against snake bite has been provided. 12,000 vaccines have been supplied in Kolhapur and 5,000 in Sangli," he said.

Recognising the potential risk of lepto caused by flood water, over eight lakh treatment pills have been distributed in Sangli and 12 lakh Doxycycline tablets in Kolhapur.

After five days, water levels in Kolhapur and Sangli districts started receding on Saturday.

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First Published: Sat, August 10 2019. 21:35 IST