H&ME Dept sets up 12 Rapid Reaction teams
SRINAGAR: On the direction of Minister for Health and Medical Education, Taj Mohi-u-din, the Health Department has constituted 12 Rapid Reaction (RR) teams to counter the outbreak of epidemic, if any, following the recent floods in the valley.
Out of these 12 teams, three have been constituted in Srinagar city while the rest have been setup in all other districts of the Valley.
Though, the possibility of spread of any epidemic or disease has been ruled out by the experts, the step has been taken as a precaution and backup support.
Meanwhile, immunization of the children in the age group of 6 months to 15 years is in full swing with more than 7 lakh vaccines done already.
Also all the territiary care hospitals in city have started functioning with the resumption of IPD and Blood Banks.