The Health Minister K.K. Shylaja has said that the department will operate 150 to 200 temporary health centres on the lines of primary health centres in all flood-ravaged areas across the State to provide necessary medical care and emergency assistance to the people housed in various relief camps.

These health centres would function for at least a month. Along with the government doctors, doctors in private sector are also welcome to join, she said following a high-level meeting here on Friday.

It has been directed that all vacancies of health workers in all flood-ravaged panchayats be filled temporarily and that staff be redeployed to these areas so that the cleaning and sanitation activities, which are crucially required in these areas in the aftermath of floods, can be coordinated smoothly.

At least 1,200 persons would be appointed junior health inspectors on a temporary basis for a month, to be deployed in batches of six in every flood-affected panchayat.

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