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Flood continues to wreak havoc in Bihar; Over 22 lakh people across 14 districts affected

Meanwhile, water has receded in the river Punpun in Patna district, while the situation has relatively improved in some localities, Rajendranagar area of the city still remains inundated.

Over 22 lakh people across 14 districts are affected due to floods. 25 teams of NDRF and SDRF are conducting rescue and relief operations.

As many as 366 community kitchens are being run by the government to provide cooked meal to the flood affected people.

To make the matters worse, there is an outbreak in the cases of Dengue, Chikengunea and Malaria. Around 775 cases of dengue have been identified in Patna Medical College and Hospital. 170 fresh cases of dengue have been registered in Patna hospital in the last 24 hours. The state government has also made arrangements to treat dengue patients with a separate ward for the treatment.

A six member central team visited Bihar to assess the damage caused by flood and water logging. The team was led by G. Ramesh Kumar, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
 

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