Focus on preventing spread of epidemics

Palasa (Srikakulam district): IT minister Nara Lokesh has been camping in Palasa for the past three days, overseeing relief works.

The minister has visited several cyclone-affected villages in Srikakulam district. Observing the sincere efforts of Chandrababu Naidu Army, he appreciated the group of youngsters for helping the cyclone victims.

“A big shout-out to the #CBNArmy for leaving an indelible mark on Srikakulam with their service and Herculean effort to reach out to affected people,” Mr Lokesh said in a tweet on Tuesday.

In another tweet, he also thanked Amara Raja Batteries for installing seven emergency mobile charging stations powered by batteries for people to get their mobiles charged.

Mr Lokesh inspected the works at Mandasa substation and directed the officials to restore power supply to 38 villages and 244 habitations in the mandal immediately. Conducting a review meeting on drinking water supply, he instructed the officials to make use of service water tankers and supply water to the residential areas.

 He asked the officials to complete the enumeration of damaged houses.

Meanwhile, the 15 ministers touring various mandals are busy in cyclone relief operations and proper distribution of free rice and other commodities to people in cyclone affected regions.

ITC officials met the minister at Mandasa RDO office and handed over 1.15 lakh biscuit packets, 25,000 kg wheat flour, 1 lakh noodles packets for distribution in cyclone affected regions.

After receding of the flood water, the state government is paying attention to prevent spread of epidemic. It has pressed into service several mobile clinics and organising health camps to conduct health check ups at the doorstep of villagers in cyclone affected villages.

The health camps were organised and chlorination drive taken up at several villages in cyclone affected region.

The IAS officials, who were appointed as special officers for each mandal, are supervising the mid-day meal scheme for people at several villages. In addition animal health camps were also organised to prevent loss of livestock.

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