|Flooding caused by Typhoon Usagi in the south-central province of Ninh Thuận on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Công Thử|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health yesterday requested health departments in the provinces affected by Typhoon Usagi to ensure clean water supplies and prevent disease outbreaks.
In a letter to health departments in the provinces of Bình Định, Phú Yên, Khánh Hòa, Ninh Thuận, Bình Thuận and Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu, the ministry instructed the departments to monitor sanitation and garbage management in their areas.
Health officials were requested to provide local residents a steady supply of disinfectants for water treatment such as Chloramine B and Aquatabs.
They were also asked to instruct local residents how to dispose of dead cattle and how to clean wells and water tanks affected by the floods, the ministry said.
The ministry also requested local authorities to monitor the quality of water provided for domestic use from local water supply stations, and to perform water quality inspections.
Typhoon Usagi lashed the south-central and south-eastern regions with heavy rains and strong winds on Sunday before weakening to a tropical depression on Monday. — VNS