Five Ambulances, 20 Medical Teams and 16 Boats pressed into operation in Kapurthala

Kaumimarg.com | August 24, 2019 08:13 PM
Five Ambulances, 20 Medical Teams and 16 Boats pressed into operation in Kapurthala




Meeting the challenge posed by the flood fury in Kapurthala, five ambulances, 20 medical teams and 16 boats have been pressed into operation while 1600 packets of ration along with 20 litre cans of water each have been distributed to the affected, in two days, informed an official spokesman of Government of Punjab.

Giving details it has been informed that five ambulances have been stationed in flood affected areas and four other ambulances will arrive in a day.

In addition, 1100 Ration packets with 20 litre water can (sufficient for 3 days) were supplied by the 20 village-wise teams on Friday, while 500 ration packets have been supplied on Saturday , covering almost the entire flood affected population.

The district administration Kapurthala has set up 20 teams comprising the officials from food supply, health, animal husbandry and revenue along with sarpanchs, have been stationed in each of the 20 worst flood- affected villages of the district. These teams are covering house to house on boats and providing every kind of help to the stranded people in these villages. Over 680 patients and 249 cattle were checked or treated by teams.

Directions have been given to the district administration to provide financial assistance of Rs 5000 each to five people who got injured after arguments erupted in Sherpur village over PDS distribution.

An appeal has been made by the local administration to the donors to provide dry ration at Dana Mandi, Sultanpur Lodhi, which has been established as collection and dispatch centre. SDM Kapurthala has been appointed as District Flood Relief officer while District Food, Civil and Supply Controller have been deputed as Assistant District Flood Relief Officer.

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