As relief supplies continue to be delivered to earthquake-affected communities, there is another looming disaster.
In a briefing yesterday, Oil Search Limited said the lack of access to clean water sources for many communities had increased the risk of sickness.
The company is now working with its partners, including state agencies, in an effort to deliver clean water to communities, to prevent the spread of water-borne diseases.
Amongst its relief efforts, Oil Search has deployed a dedicated medical team to reach affected communities – these teams have already noted an increase in water-borne diseases, with several medical evacuations already carried out.
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