Thailand: Nakhon Si Thammarat locals warned of flood-related diseases

Nakhon Si Thammarat province's public health doctor warns flood victims to be aware of flood-led diseases.

Dr. Nopporn Chernklin, public health physician in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, stated that due to continual heavy rainfalls combined with high level of humidity over the past weeks, many diseases could easily be developed and spread much faster during this particular juncture. Thus, local residents have been urged to keep themselves warm at all time, gain enough sleep and drink lots of clean water.

Dr. Nopporn also asked residents to consume only freshly-cooked meals to avoid any possible contamination, while recommending them to clean their body parts that had come in contact with flood water with soap and rinse thoroughly after to prevent athlete's foot infections.

Thus far, local administrative organizations and hospitals staffs have been providing medical assistance to affected locals residing in the province. Dr. Nopporn also added that he has submitted a letter to the Public Health Ministry requesting for medication subsidy of further 20,000 packages, while affirming that all hospitals and public health offices are still in operation except those affected by the flood.