Cyclone ‘Biparjoy’: Union health minister reviews measures in Guj’s Bhuj 2023
On Tuesday in Bhuj, the Union Minister of Health, Mansukh Mandaviya, met with his Gujarat counterpart, Rushikesh Ganeshbhai Patel, to discuss the cyclone “Biparjoy” preparations being made by the Centre and the Gujarat administration.
Cyclone Biparjoy, a “very severe cyclonic storm”, is anticipated to cross the Gujarat coast on June 15.
According to an official statement, the Ministry of Health is in constant communication with its regional offices in all western coast states (including Gujarat), with instructions to provide the necessary support for their preparations for the cyclone.
This request has not yet been communicated to the ministry.
Six multidisciplinary central quick response medical teams from the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi), AIIMS (Jodhpur), and AIIMS (Nagpur) are on standby to provide emergency care and services.
In addition, teams from NIMHANS, Bengaluru are prepared to provide psychosocial care and assistance to any afflicted population, according to the statement.
The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) in all states has been tasked with conducting post-disaster disease surveillance via state or district surveillance units in order to detect outbreaks of epidemic-prone diseases in a timely manner following the cyclone.
According to the statement, HLL Lifecare Limited has been tasked with fulfilling any logistical needs of the states.
The health ministry of the Union continues to closely monitor the cyclone situation and is taking every precaution to be ready for any health emergencies.