Health Concerns of Rayale

In Rayale village, people face two critical problems that affect the basic needs of people. First, people are not prepared for the monsoon and second, they have to use open grounds for toilets. This is due to damages from the earthquake. This can adversely affect the health of the people living in the nearby tents. While this isn’t seen as an immediate danger, there can be long-term negative consequences on the community. As mentioned by UNICEF on ‘Common water and sanitation-related diseases’, Diarrhea, Cholera, and Typhoid are some common diseases afflicting people of Rayale.

People who live in zinc tents, experience extreme temperature variations. During the days, the sheets absorb heat and at night the temperature drops. This sudden change in temperature is difficult for children and old people as they suffer joint pains and fever.

Recent updates show that around 15 to 16 people visit Rayale health camp daily to receive treatment. Locals complain about how a health service organization outside the village are able to perform checkups for 900 sick people while local health camps are not able to provide anything at all.