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Sanitation, health drives begin in Vadodara as water recedes

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

Heavy rains continued to lash Vadodara in Gujarat on Sunday though the situation had eased considerably as the water level in Vishwamitri river was receding, said district authorities.

Almost 500 millimetres of rainfall on Wednesday- Thursday last week led to the river breaching its banks and flooding the city, leaving residential colonies cut off and crocodiles swimming on water-logged streets.

District Collector Shalini Agarwal on Sunday said a post-flood cleanliness drive had begun under which officials of the civic health department were working to prevent outbreak of water-borne diseases.

"The water has receded. As part of the health drive, ORS (Oral Rehydration Salts) tablets and medicines have been given to 15,000 people. A sanitation drive is being conducted by 147 teams of the municipal health department," Agarwal said.

She said 3,100 conservancy workers had fanned out in the city to clean up post floods.

Vadodara police commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlot said personnel from the force helped the civic administration distribute over four lakh food packets across the city in the past three days.

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First Published: Sun, August 04 2019. 19:40 IST