National Crisis Management Committee reviews Bihar flood situation

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New Delhi, Sep 4 (UNI) The National Crisis Management Committee reviewed the flood situation in Bihar today and asked the state to indicate the specific requirement of medicines and vaccines required to prevent an outbreak of diseases in the flood affected areas.

The centre continues to extend all possible assistance to the state Government for supplementing their efforts to tackle the ongoing flood situation. As many as 37 Army Columns, 13 helicopters, 599 boats, 783 NDRF personnel, 7695 tents, 10 satellite phones, 4 lakh drinking water bottles, 10 water purifying plants have been deployed/ provided by the Government of India for assisting the State in rescue and relief operations.

Moreover, 71 Veterinary centres have been set up to provide treatment to the sick animals. The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has informed that 66 wagon-loads of dry fodder on rail from Amritsar and Karnal to Saharsa have reached Bihar. Additional 41 wagon-load of fodder are being sent by the Government of Haryana to Purnia.

Two crore halogen tablets to purify water are being supplied by the Ministry of Health as per the requirement of the State Government. Thirty-lakh halogen tablets have already reached. Other medicine/medical store viz. Measles vaccine, DPT, oral Polio, TT, Vaccine logistics have also been provided. On the request of State Government, 100 Fogging machines and 50 Ambulances are being organized.

The Home Ministry is in constant touch with the State Government and closely monitoring the situation round the clock.

UNI AJ SV HT1928

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