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JK: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 flood victims

Source: PTI
September 15, 2014 16:18 IST
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The India Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing. So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least 53,082 patients, army officicals said.

As many as 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing, officials said, adding, that four Army field hospitals have been established in Avantipur, Pattan, Anantnag and Old Airfield where medical aid is being provided to the ailing people.

Two additional fully-equipped field hospitals with laboratory testing equipment facility have also been established in Srinagar, they added. One rapid action medical team from Air Force has been deployed at Avantipur and Srinagar, they said, adding that this team has provided medical aid to 2,684 patients.

More relief materials including tents, water bottles and food packets are being airlifted from Delhi, Arakonam and Amritsar, they said. 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. They are also being provided with food and other basic amenities.

The flood-hit people are also being provided with food and other basic amenities. To restore the road connectivity, five task forces of Border Roads Organisation, which include 5,700 personnel, have been deployed in Srinagar, Rajouri and Akhnoor. They have restored the road connectivity from Batote–Bijbiara.

The connectivity from Srinagar to Sonamarg has been opened for all traffic, while, between Srinagar and Baramulla the road has been opened for light vehicles, he said, adding, Jammu to Poonch road has been cleared for traffic too.

On the Jammu–Srinagar highway, BRO personnel have cleared the road up to 172 Kms (Ramsu) and work is in progress to clear fresh landslides in areas that were cleared earlier.

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