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Commissioner takes stock of relief measures in Cachar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM OUR Special Correspondent

Silchar, July 18: As reported earlier, Silchar and Katigorah revenue circles have been comparatively affected during the current floods in Cachar, in particular. Though, the district administration in close coordition with DDMA has been monitoring the situation and taking the measures as dictated by the tural calamity. The stress has been laid on rescuing those marooned and at the same time providing the necessary relief materials, besides arranging safe shelters.

In order to oversee the relief measures, the Commissioner, Hills and Barak Valley division, A U Choudhury, IAS, visited the Malinibeel area and development authority market on Monday along with Deputy Commissioner cum CEO DDMA, S Viswathan, IAS, ADC cum CEO DDMA, Rajib Roy, Circle Officer, Kuldip Hazarika, Assistant Commissioner, Rakesh Minhas, IAS (P), engineers from PHE, field officers, Disaster Magement, Ruhely th, Sundan Endaw and other distinguished persons.

The same day, the Commissioner visited the Katigorah area relief camp and handed over the inmates fincial assistance of Rs 2000 to each family. He also went through all the vulnerable places of Katigorah circle. A U Choudhury distributed sanctioned order for ex-gratia relief of Rs.4 lakh each to the beneficiaries at the conference hall of Deputy Commissioner here. The mes of the deceased persons are Amrul Haque Laskar, Jhar Das and Sahajul Ahmed Choudhury. Their next of the kin were present and received the same from the Commissioner.

In the evening, a meeting of the DDMA was held in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner under the chairmanship of S Viswathan. Also present were MP Sushmita Dev, MLAs, officials of the various departments. After discussions, proposals regarding rehabilitation grant (RG) and ex-gratia were passed unimously. In the meantime, as a precautiory measures, medical teams have been deployed at camp site which are arranging medical camps everyday. Spraying of DDT has been done extensively. Blood slide collection of the inmates is being done by tiol Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) staff at relief camp and fogging was done last evening in and around the camp sites.

As one Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) death has taken place and the person is identified as Suruchi Baishb, her CSF and Serum collected and sent to Silchar Medical College and Hospital for confirmatory report. According to the official sources, a total of 10 villages have been affected by the floods, taking in its grip a population of 1600. 160 flood victims have taken shelter in 2 relief camps. A report of the CWC says that the water level of Barak, Sonia and Rukni rivers is receding and flowing below their red marks.

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