4 CDHOs- 15 Medical Officers-Joint Director of Animal Husbandry have been deployed to maintain health facilities in Kutch in a potentially dire situation.
Ahmedabad: Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel reached the State Emergency Operation Center in Gandhinagar on Tuesday evening to get updated information about the situation in coastal areas of the state due to the imminent threat of Cyclone Biparjoy.
Further, he received details in the high-level meeting about rainfall in coastal areas, high speed winds and preparedness of the system against climate change.
Arrangement of quantity of medicines and other materials
Regarding the preparedness of the health department, he said that the department has arranged the quantity of necessary medicines and other materials. As many as 521 PHCs, CHCs, hospitals in these districts have been equipped with health-saving drugs, equipment, generators.
Moreover, a total of 239 ambulances are also available including 157 (108) ambulance services in flood prone areas. 4 CDHOs- 15 Medical Officers-Joint Director of Animal Husbandry have been deployed to maintain health facilities in Kutch in a potentially dire situation.
Heavy rain predicted in 8 districts
According to the report of the Meteorological Department, the chances of heavy rain have been shown in these eight districts on June 14 and 15. Following the possibility of widespread impact of this storm in Kutch district, more than 40 thousand food packets – two thousand kilograms of milk powder – 45 thousand tretapacks of milk have been prepared to deliver to the needy people in Kutch.
15 teams of NDRF and 12 teams of SDRF deployed
15 teams of NDRF and 12 teams of SDRF have also been deployed for the safety of people and rescue relief if necessary, where raw houses, huts or low-lying areas are flooded due to heavy rains or storms. A total of 4050 hoardings have been removed in eight districts of this coastal area as a precautionary measure.
Lastly, the services of satellite phones, ‘ham radio’ operator, G-SWAN network have also been kept ready as a precautionary measure to deal with the impact of the communication system due to heavy rain or storm, the mobile service operators have also been told to operate alternative towers as a precautionary measure, the Chief Secretary added.