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50,000 sets of medicine delivered to southern flood victims

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NONTHABURI, 15 November 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has delivered 50,000 sets of medicine to flood victims in the southern region.

Deputy MOPH Permanent-Secretary Opas Karnkawinpong said the ministry has continued to provide assistance to the southern flood victims while the flood water has begun to decrease in the central, northern, and northeastern regions with many clinics and hospitals to continue their operations, but some areas still remain affected requiring them to provide services at other makeshift locations nearby.

Due to continuous rains in Surat Thani, Krabi, Yala, Songkhla, and Nakhon Sri Thammarat, flash floods might probably occur in those southern areas.

The MOPH has provided healthcare services in the flooded areas and is currently assessing risk groups such as persons with chronic diseases, elderly persons, persons with disabilities, pregnant and post-labor women, as well as vigils for any outbreak of diseases.

The authorities were instructed to provide on-site services, while the MOPH has sent 50,000 sets of medicine to Songkhla Provincial Public Health Office. The stocked medical items will then be sent to local hospitals and clinics as per request.

They included 50,000 sets of medicine, standard medicine, medicine for skin diseases, sanitary masks, mosquito repellants, and life vests.

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