Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a high-level meeting to review the preparations of the respective states and central ministries / agencies to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclone ‘talk’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a review meeting of the preparations of the respective states and agencies.
PM Modi today held a high-level meeting to review the preparations of the respective states and central ministries / agencies to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclone ‘talk’. PM Modi directed senior officials to take all possible measures to evacuate people from the affected areas. He asked to ensure the provision of all essential services like electricity, telecom, health, drinking water. The PM emphasized the need for special preparation in hospitals for covid management, vaccine cold chain, power backup and storage of essential medicines at sensitive places due to cyclone.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that high alert on Gujarat coast
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that cyclone ‘Tauktae’ could hit Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya around the afternoon or evening of 18 May. The speed of which is up to 175 kmph. Heavy rainfall is expect in the coastal districts of Gujarat. With extremely heavy rainfall in Junagadh and Gir Somnath. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at some places in Saurashtra Kutch and Diu districts.
42 NDRF teams deployed in 6 states
It was said in the meeting that the cabinet secretaries are in constant contact with the chief secretaries of all coastal states and the concerned central ministries / agencies. The Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing the situation 24/7 and is in touch with the State Governments / Union Territories and the concerned central agencies. The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the first batch of SDRF to all the states. The NDRF has already deployed 42 teams in six states which are equipped with boats, tree cutters, telecom equipment etc. and has put 26 teams on standby.
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Ships and helicopters deployed for rescue operations
The Indian Coast Guard and Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations. The Army, Air Force and Engineer Task Force units are ready with boats and rescue equipment. Seven ships with humanitarian aid and disaster relief units are on standby on the west coast. Surveillance aircraft and helicopters are constantly monitored on the west coast. Disaster relief teams (DRTs) and medical teams (MTs) are on standby in Trivandrum, Kannur and other places along the west coast.
Ministry of Power has activated Emergency Response System
Preparation of transformers, DG sets and equipment etc. for immediate restoration of power. The Telecom Ministry is constantly monitoring all the telecom towers and exchanges and is fully ready to restore the telecommunication network. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an advisory to the States / UTs likely to be affected. For the preparation and response of the health sector on COVID in the affected areas.
He has also prepared 10 quick response medical teams and 5 public health response teams with emergency medicines. The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways has taken measures to secure all shipping vessels and deployed emergency ships (tugs). The NDRF is assisting state agencies in their preparations to evacuate people from sensitive places and is also continuously conducting community awareness campaigns to deal with the cyclonic situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said- Covid patients should not face any problem due to the storm
After review in the meeting, the Prime Minister direct senior officials to take all possible measures to ensure that people are evacuated safely by the state governments. Maintenance of all essential services like electricity, telecom, health, drinking water etc. should ensured and they should restored immediately. He asked to ensure special preparations on Covid management in hospitals, Vaccine cold chain and other medical facilities on storage of essential medicines and storage of essential medicines.
PM also directed to plan uninterrupted movement of oxygen tankers. He also instructed the control room to run round the clock. It also said that special care needs to taken to ensure the least possible disruption in the supply of oxygen from Jamnagar. He also spoke about the need to involve the local community for timely sensitization and relief measures.
The meeting was attend by the Home Minister. Minister of State for Home, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs / Departments, Civil Aviation, Power, Telecom, Shipping, Fisheries, NDMA and Member Secretary, Railway Board. took. Directors-General of NDRF and IMD and senior officials of PMO, MHA and IMD were also present.
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