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Cholera out-break: Health Ministry team arriving on Monday; Assam Govt says: Do not panic

GUWAHATI, Aug 26: A two-member team of the Union Health Ministry is arriving here on August 27 to take stock of the situation arising out of cholera deaths. The Kamrup district health department has identified 26 places as slum areas, and it is keeping a close watch on these areas, prone to disease-outbreak.The Assam Government today appealed to the panick-striken people not to worry after there were reports that three persons died due to cholera. The Government also said that the Health Department has available stock of medicine. The Health department has asked the food inspectors to stop the sale of rotten fish, rotten and cut fruits and uncovered fruit in the markets. The medical and health officers, health educators, paramedics etc. are being engaged to educate the people of the localities in respect of personal hygiene, proper food preparation and use of safe water for drinking and domestic purposes. The Health Department has also asked the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to improve drainage and sanitation system in the affected areas.
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