Basic Sanitation Advice for Tsunami stricken sufferer Department of Health

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					       Basic Sanitation Advice for Tsunami-stricken sufferer.

Department of Health had issued an advice of basic sanitation for Tsunami-stricken sufferer
as follow:
   1. Drink boiled or bottled water, eat just cooked hot food, reheat left over food before
      eating and discard left over food that kept for more than 6 hours, check package of
      processed food for broken or leak or dirty container and not expired. Keep the food in
      the cupboard to prevent rodent, house fly, and cockroach access. Wash the hands
      before eating and after leaving the toilet.
   2. Defecate in the toilet. If unavailable, dig a pit, defecate in the pit and bury or
      defecate into the plastic bag, tie the bag tightly for further disposal by burying. Wash
      the hands clean with soap after finish every time.
   3. Refuse and garbage, if not manage properly will increase health risk and pollute the
      environment, especially, food wastes which will produce stink odor and annoyance.
      Furthermore, they will be the source of infection and bleeding places for anima, or
      insect vectors.
           3.1 Refuses as animal corpse, food wastes, and also feces bag, are disposed by
               bury in a pit, 0.5-1.0 meter deep, sprinkle with lime and bury daily to
               prevent animal access or the house fly laying eggs.
           3.2 General refuses, put in black plastic bag, tie the bag tightly and compile at
               the waiting spot for concerned authority to pick the bag up for disposal.
   4. Get rid of bleeding place for house fly and disease vector by refuses disposal,
      draining the polluted water or cover with soil to prevent polluted water source within
      30 meters radius from the potable well. Set up chemical spraying unit to get rid of
      insect and disease vectors in the community.

                                                           Department of Health
                                                           Ministry of Public Health
                                                           December 29, 2004