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Health Minister Discards Relief Materials for Flood-affected Uttarakhand

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya waved at three Indian Red Cross trucks.

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya stopped three Indian Red Cross trucks carrying cold and flood supplies and medicine for residents of Jammu, Srinagar, Ladakh, and Uttarakhand on Friday.

“This will support vulnerable populations in the northernmost UTs during the winter season and provide flood relief to the people of Uttarakhand,” Mandaviya said in a tweet.

The flag function was held in Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.

Along with the blankets, supplies for Uttarakhand consisted of mosquito nets, kitchen utensils, tents and essential medicines from Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendras.

While pointing to the supplies, Mandaviya said: “The Red Cross helps the most vulnerable and needy in times of disasters and other crisis situations.”

He added that people affected by the severe floods are already being assisted by local branches of the Red Cross. The national headquarters is complementing their efforts by shipping new supplies.

The Union’s health minister said the pre-positioning of relief items is in the works for use by vulnerable states. These items consist, among other things, of one lakh of blankets, one lakh of hygiene kits, one lakh of tarps and 75,000 kitchen sets.

The Union Health Minister further stated that the recent landslides and flash floods in Uttarakhand have severely affected the state.

“To complement the efforts of the state government, three trucks loaded with relief supplies have been dispatched to Uttarakhand. In addition, the Ministry of Health has also sent medicines for the suffering population. The mountainous states experience severe cold in the winter months. The blankets are being pre-positioned so that in moments of any crisis, the affected people can be supported immediately ”, he added.

Heavy rains in the recent past have killed dozens of people in Uttarakhand. More than 300 people were rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from areas of the state affected by the floods.

(This story has not been edited by NewsGater staff and is automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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