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Wednesday 23 February 2005

India: WHO to fine-tune services in affected areas

In the post-tsunami period, the World Health Organisation has decided to strengthen its healthcare delivery system in India, including in Tamil Nadu. Soon after the tragedy, the WHO deployed specialists to the affected areas to oversee health services, according to Salim J. Habayeb, its representative.

Dr Habayeb, along with three officials, today visited Thevanampattinam, Samiarpettai, Pudupettai and Chinnur in Cuddalore district "to study the field-level health needs in the coastal villages and fine-tune the WHO health services."

The WHO was working in coordination with the Government of India and the Governments in the States where the tsunami left a trail of devastation, to improve service delivery, spread health information among the people and arrange for finance, said Dr. Habayeb.

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