GUWAHATI, July 24 - In the wake of devastating floods, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today reviewed the situation and directed the officials concerned to step up rescue and relief operations. Around 6.50 lakh people of 15 districts in the State have been affected by the current wave of floods.
An official release said that the Chief Minister, during the review meeting held in the Brahmaputra State guest house here, asked the officials concerned to probe into the allegations of supplying sub-standard food items to some of the relief camps. He said that action should be taken against anyone found to be supplying sub-standard food stuff to the inmates of the relief camps.
Adequate food items, baby food, drinking water and medicines, etc., should be provided to the inmates of the relief camps, he said. Laying stress on the need for providing adequate healthcare facilities to the flood-hit people and the inmates of the relief camps, Sonowal said that teams of doctors should be sent to the affected areas and relief camps. Mobile medical vans should be pressed into service, he said.
The Chief Minister also directed the deputy commissioners of the affected districts to review the situation in their respective districts and said that he would do a video conference with them in the afternoon for a detailed review of the situation.
Meanwhile, an official release said that 70 relief camps have been set up in the affected districts to provide shelter to the affected people. There is no let up of the situation with the River Brahmaputra flowing above the danger level in Dibrugarh, Nematighat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri.