Conduct more medical camps for flood victims: CM KCR tells officials

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials to conduct more medical camps to prevent contagious diseases in the aftermath of rains. Mr KCR who monitored the flood situation constantly held a meeting on Saturday till late in the night. He reviewed the relief and rehabilitation measures taken up in various districts. He wanted the officials to prevent contagious diseases by organising more medical camps in rural parts. Enough medicines should be made available for the purpose.

Chief Secretary A Santhi Kumari apprised the CM that helicopters were pressed into service to distribute food, water and medicines to the areas that were still caught up in flood waters. Some areas returned to normalcy where relief operations are in full swing. Mr KCR telephoned Minister Puvvada Ajay Kumar and inquired about the rising flood level of river Godavari at Bhadrachalam. As many as 12,000 people were shifted to relief camps. On instructions from Mr KCR, the minister undertook an aerial survey of the flood-affected Bhadrachalam and surrounding areas. Mr KCR also telephoned Minister Satyavathi Rathod and asked her to coordinate with the Mulugu district officials in estimating the damage and overseeing relief operations.

Meanwhile, Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao held a teleconference with the officials of urban local bodies and respective district collectors. He wanted them to keep a watch on the Musi river bed and colonies abutting the river. The departments should focus on a massive sanitation drive in the inundated areas as the rain subsided. The state government has cancelled the leaves for medical employees. Mr KTR has telephoned Health Minister T Harish Rao and asked him to organise more medical camps.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao