Health Ministry: No flood related deaths reported

The Ministry of Health says there have been no reports of death due to the current flooding.

In a press release today the ministry made reference to reports in the public domain alluding to the death of a resident of Greenvale Park, La Horquetta, as a result of the severe flooding in that area.

The Ministry of Health reiterated that as of yesterday October 21st  their surveillance system has not produced any confirmed reports of death due to the current flooding.

They urged members of the public to support relief efforts and refrain from spreading rumours of this kind. 

Public health officials and NGO bodies are going beyond the call of duty to offer care and service to those in need. Rumours of this kind thwart the efforts of the medical support team as resources are re-directed to investigate each allegation.