Close on the heels of the Cyclone Phailin hitting eastern India hard, the Health Department of Steel City Jamshedpur has launched massive cleanliness drives to save this industrial pocket of the country from the outbreak of epidemics.
As the water logging in a large number of residential colonies of Jamshedpur posing very serious health hazards, the Health Department has started cleaning those areas with the help of local people. As an aftermath of the devastating Cyclone Phailin, the rainwater is gradually draining out from large tracts of low-lying areas and residential colonies across the three districts of Kolhan division of Jharkhand posing serious health and sanitation problems. This made the Jharkhand Government declare a high alert to prevent outbreak of epidemics/diseases and health teams have been formed towards this.
Cleanliness drive and de-water logging operations are currently underway at war footing. The panchayat, ward and zilla parishad members have been ordered to clean the entire flood-hit areas in the West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand. While the anti-larval spray operations in the waterlogged areas after removing garbage is going on in full swing, the sprinkling of bleaching power is also being carried out.