Guidelines issued for flood victims

Source : Khmer Times

People affected by the floods. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The Health Ministry yesterday issued safety guidelines for people suffering from floods in order to avoid getting sick.

The ministry fears those affected by the floods could contract dengue fever and other illnesses.

The guidelines include eating well-cooked food, drinking clean water and regularly washing with soap.

The ministry noted that shelters should be checked for snakes and insects, and that surrounding area must be cleaned of dirt and debris.

Wells must be repaired before use and toilets should always be present, it added.

“By implementing the guidelines, you can avoid diseases,” Health Minister Mam Bunheng said yesterday. “If you already display symptoms of an illness, go quickly to the closest hospital.”

Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered officials to assist flood victims in a timely manner.

Floods have displaced thousands of families and damaged nearly 9,000 hectares of crops, it added.

Full story in Wednesday’s paper.



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