Health ministry: Hard sanitary-epidemiological situation appears in natural disaster zone in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 8 /Trend, U.Ismayilova/
The natural disaster in the cities of Shirvan, Zardab, Sabirabad and other parts of Azerbaijan, caused by the flood in the Kur River, has created a potentially dangerous and hard sanitary-epidemiological situation for the population of the flooded region, the Health Ministry reported on June 8.
In order to eliminate the tense situation and provide medical services to flooded regions, the heads of departments of the Health Ministry of Azerbaijan, as well as relevant state agencies held an emergency meeting where they discussed urgent measures.
The headquarters of the Health Ministry was established to prevent possible infectious diseases amongst the population, as well as to provide necessary medical services and coordinate.
Medical centers have been created in the disaster zone since the early days. The centers have been staffed by health professionals and provided with the necessary medicines.
Currently, 17 medical centers have been opened and more than 20 mobile health teams operate in the regions of the country.
So far, the medical centers have received over 50,000 appeals, and those appealed have received necessary medical aid. More than 200 people were involved in sanitary treatment, four were operated on, 56 births were adopted in. Currently, 39 more people are under sanitary treatment, newborn children are provided with wheelchairs, baby diapers, bedding, baby food and hygienic means.
Given the situation with the psycho-emotional stress as a result of disaster, the ministry's specialists provide local people with psychological support.