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Floodwater receding, waterborne diseases spreading

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Published: 12:14, 27 June 2022   Update: 12:36, 27 June 2022
Floodwater receding, waterborne diseases spreading

Floodwater has started receding in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts.  The suffering of the people is increasing with spread of waterborne diseases in the flood-hit regions. A total of 3,935 people have been infected by waterborne diseases.

Officials said people of the flood-affected areas in Bangladesh are returning back home as the flood situation is improving continuously. Many people are suffering from diarrhoea, skin diseases, dysentery, cholera and other waterborne diseases.

A total of 2189 people have been affected by waterborne diseases in Sylhet, 381 in Sunamganj, 804 in Habignaj and 561 in Moulvibazar.

To provide healthcare support to the flood-affected regions of the country, as many as 430 medical teams have been working since the beginning of the flood.

Flood in the northeastern and northern region is improving gradually as both Bangladesh and upstream regions of India witnessed less rainfall in last several days.

Noor Ahmed/Mukul