Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Health (MoH) of Guyana has recently shared ‘Flood Safety Tips’ with the general public to safeguard them during floods. The ministry has recently shared flyers on the official social media to share basic safety guidelines with the citizens and residents of the island country.
Through social media, the Ministry of Health noted that residents living in flood-prone areas and are currently experiencing flood waters are encouraged to stay out of the water to a feasible extent. As per the update, staying away will protect the people since it can reduce their chances of contracting diseases such as skin infections, Leptospirosis, Diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases.
Additionally, it noted that parents are also encouraged to keep their child/children out of the water as they are most at risk of contracting diseases.
Furthermore, it outlined that flood waters can make you sick. As per the flyers shared by the Ministry of Health, the ministry wished to encourage the general public to practice good/proper hand washing.
While sharing ways to safeguard and protect, the MoH outlined that an individual should always wash with clean water as well as soap or use hand sanitiser, especially before eating meals, after going to the toilet or latrine, cleaning children, or handling animals and contaminated materials.
Ministry of Health of Guyana outlined that good hand hygiene will prevent you from contracting diseases such as skin infections, Leptospirosis, Diarrhea, and other water-borne diseases.
In conclusion, the ministry responsible for the health of the general public of the country stated that for more information on how to stay safe during the flood, call the Ministry of Health on telephone numbers – 223-9705 or 225-1263.
The Caribbean will witness hurricane season from the month of June, and during the season, the nations within the region experience heavy rainfall and strong winds, causing floods.