Saturday, September 13, 2014

Army rescue More than 1.5 Lakhs people in J& K

  Over 1,42,000 people rescued in flood-hit J&K so far

Army troops Mission to rescue J&K people stranded in their house due to flash floods on 12 th day of this natural catastrophe army did challenging effort to  have 1,42,000 people rescued in flood-hit J&K as per the official  information given to the media
Over 1,42,000 people have been rescued from the flood-ravaged parts of Jammu and Kashmir  the relief operations launched by the Armed forces entered the 12th day today.
“Armed Forces and NDRF have so far rescued over 1,42,000 persons from different parts of J&K in the ongoing rescue and relief operations,” a defence spokesperson said .
Thirteen tonnes of water purifying tablets and six water filtration plants with a capacity to filter 1.2 lakh bottles per day has already reached Srinagar, he said.
Suction pumps and other engineering equipment from Vishakhapatnam have also reached the flood affected area for relief work, he said, adding twelve sewage pumps from Delhi have also been dispatched to the Valley.
The spokesman said communication equipment of Department of Telecommunication, Army, BSNL and some private companies have also been dispatched to restore the network.
Also, thirty generator sets of 3 to 5 KVA capacity have been sent to Srinagar to provide continuous power supply in relief camps and field hospitals, he added.
Besides these, as many as 8,200 blankets and 1,119 tents have been provided to the flood victims, he said, adding, 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical 
are already operating in full swing.
Four field hospitals have been established in Avantipur, Pattan, Anantnag and Old Airfield where medical aid is being provided to the ailing people, he said, adding that till now, they have treated more than 22,500 patients.
Military medical services from Bathinda have also been shifted to Srinagar, he said, adding that about 10 tonnes of medicines and other health care materials, including mobile oxygen generation plant, have reached Srinagar from Delhi.
More relief materials, including blankets and tents, water bottles from IRCTC and food packets, are being airlifted from Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Baroda and Amritsar, he said.
25 tonnes of Indian gram (channa) from NAFED is also being transported to the flood affected areas, he said.
Eighty six transport aircraft and helicopters of Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Corps are continuing their efforts in rescue and relief operations, he said, adding, Army has deployed around 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations, of which 21,000 troops are deployed in Srinagar region and 9,000 troops in Jammu region.
Armed Forces personnel are distributing water bottles and food packets on a large scale, he said, adding, that till now, more than 4,00,000 litres of water, 1,31,500 food packets and over 800 tonnes cooked food have been airdropped and distributed in the flood-affected areas.
So far, 1771 sorties were undertaken by helicopters and aircraft of Armed Forces and 2371 tonnes of relief materials airdropped by the Indian Air Force, he said.
A total of 224 boats of Army and 148 NDRF’s inflatable boats have also been put into service, he added.
Armed Forces have also established 19 relief camps in Srinagar and Jammu region.
“In Srinagar region, camps were established at BB Cantt, Avantipur, Old Airfield, Sumbal, Chattargam and Jijamata Mandir, where thousands of rescued people are being sheltered,” the spokesperson said.
They are also being provided with food and other basic amenities, he added. To restore the road connectivity, five task forces of Border Roads Organisation, which include 5700 personnel, have been deployed in Srinagar, Rajouri and Akhnoor, he said.
100 tonnes of medicines and other supplies besides teams of doctors and experts to flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.
A 20-member clinical team comprising physicians, pediatricians and reproductive health specialists have been deployed in Srinagar, an official statement said, adding that a 10-member team has been there since 10th September.
The ministry has set up a control room in New Delhi to monitor the situation in the state round-the-clock.
Acting on the request of the state government for supply of 23 medicines, the ministry has dispatched five medicines while 13 drugs have been supplied in part and remaining five drugs are being procured on an urgent basis.
An earlier statement from the ministry had put the quantity of medicines sent to the state at 100 tonnes but it later clarified that the figure included “medicines and other supplies”.
“Two water purification plants each having a capacity of purifying around 50,000 litres per day and six small water purification units along with operators have been dispatched today from Delhi by Air Force,” it said.
Over 998500 chlorine tablets too have been sent by Air Force planes.
The ministry said a public health team each in Jammu and Srinagar have been present since September 8 for rapid health assessment and to prevent and control public health exigencies.
Two psycho-social teams for psycho-social need assessment are being sent on Saturday from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, it said.
Indian Red Cross Society has also joined relief efforts by supplying 1082 tents (each to house eight people).
In addition, they have sent 750 tarpaulins, 1000 kitchen sets and 2500 blankets, the statement said.

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