The water level in Patiala’s Urban Estate and other areas where flooding has occurred is expected to decrease in the next 24 hours if there is no rain. However, the accumulated water could still pose a health risk, as it could lead to the spread of diseases.
News Patiala: July 11th 2023- The water level in Urban Estate of Patiala and other areas where water has come will decrease again if there is no rain in the next 24 hours. However, it is important to be aware of the potential health risks associated with accumulated water. These risks include:
- Waterborne diseases: These diseases are caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that are found in contaminated water. Some common waterborne diseases include cholera, typhoid fever, and dysentery.
- Vector-borne diseases: These diseases are spread by insects that are attracted to stagnant water. Some common vector-borne diseases include malaria, dengue fever, and yellow fever.
- Skin infections: These infections can be caused by bacteria or fungi that thrive in wet environments.
The administration should make adequate arrangements in advance to prevent the spread of these diseases. These arrangements could include:
- Providing clean drinking water: This is essential to prevent the spread of waterborne diseases.
- Removing stagnant water: This will help to reduce the mosquito population and prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases.
- Disinfecting affected areas: This will help to kill bacteria and other harmful organisms.
Residents of the affected areas should also take steps to protect themselves from these health risks. These steps could include:
- Boiling water before drinking it: This will kill any harmful bacteria or viruses.
- Using insect repellent: This will help to prevent mosquito bites.
- Keeping wounds clean and covered: This will help to prevent the spread of skin infections.
For more Information:- Flood Helpline Numbers for Patiala