Yenepoya Doctor to Join Relief Mission in Chennai

Yenepoya Doctor to Join  Relief Mission in Chennai

Submitted by Subeditor on Sun, 2015-12-06 13:05 Mangaluru: To provide medical relief for the flood affected people through the ground efforts, Dr Edmond Fernandes from Yenepoya University’s Dept of Community Medicine will leave to Chennai here on Monday. Dr. Fernandes will join “ Help Age India”, a leading NGO which has been extending its service to the flood victims for last few days. Help Age India has been one among the fastest responders to the Chennai floods and they have been providing medical relief operations in Chennai and its premises ever since the city was being battered by the floods. “Help age India” through this relief mission expected to treat more than 10,000 victims in the next one week. Mobile Van have been allotted for this mission which will cover different areas, near and far. Speaking to, Dr. Fernandes said, “ I will join the relief mission by Monday and extend my duty for one week in Chennai. We are mainly focusing to prevent and mitigate the water borne diseases that could likely occur post-disaster, and the organisation will take all possible measures to curb such situation.” Dr Edmond Fernandes has been working in Disaster Risk Reduction for a long time, and had responded previously to Typhoon Yolanda in The Philippines, he also conducts sessions on Health in humanitarian emergencies to those who wish to build their knowledge and respond to disasters.