IEP Chandigarh, July 13
To speed up the relief operations in the state and as per the directions of CM Bhagwant Mann, the number of relief camps has been increased from 127 to 183 in flood affected areas. Along with this, the process of delivering dry food packets and necessary medicines to the flood affected people has also been expedited. A spokesperson informed that 1159 villages in 14 districts have been affected by the flood till 8 am on July 13. Similarly, some towns have also been hit by floods. A total of 183 relief camps have been established in the state, out of which 25 camps are running in Patiala, 16 in Rupnagar and 7 in Moga. Similarly, 3 relief camps in Ludhiana, 22 in Mohali, 2 in SBS Nagar, 3 in Sangrur, 36 in Ferozepur, 3 in Hoshiarpur, 7 in Tarn Taran, 51 in Jalandhar and 8 camps have been established in Kapurthala.He said that 18802 persons have been evacuated and taken to safe places, out of this number, 13518 in Patiala, 2200 in Rupnagar, 155 in Moga, 300 in Ludhiana, 1400 in Mohali, 200 in SBS Nagar, 500 in Fatehgarh Sahib, 19 in Tarn Taran and 510 persons have been evacuated from flood-affected areas in Jalandhar district. Currently, 14 districts are affected by floods including Patiala, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Pathankot, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar, Moga, Ludhiana, Mohali and Sangrur.According to the information received from the animal husbandry department, a total of 630 animals have been treated in the state and 2896 animals have been vaccinated in the flood affected areas. Apart from this, most of the districts have completed their H.S vaccination drive. Rescue teams are working round the clock to provide treatment, feed supply and fodder to the needy animals.On the other hand, the teams of the health department are working in the flood-affected areas with full attention. According to the spokesperson, 315 Rapid Response Teams (RRT) have been working at flood affected areas. The health department has set up 186 medical camps in the affected areas and the total number of OPDs is 6235 so far. He further informed that the Food and Civil Supplies Department has also speeded up the work to deliver the food packets in flood-affected areas. Total dry food packets being prepared is 40,000, while 23,600 packets of dry food have been distributed.