Flood & Health in north Bihar

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The water level is gradually increasing….. i have lost communication from my village,Mohania,Palasi,araria…………Very panic situation, it is….. come and have your hand…..The situation is going worse and worse. . . . The major problem is lack of the inches of the lands. . . . The poisonous insects and serpents. .. . . The empty stomach. . . . And the dear of the dangerous situation. . . . The flood is engulfing the life. . .

The swollen Kosi continued to wreak havoc in 725 villages of flood-hit Madhepura, Araria, Supaul and Saharsa districts of the state on Thursday affecting lives of 19.86 lakh people. Making things worse is an increasing trend of water discharge in the river which has crossed the 1.7-lakh-cusec mark. It stood at 1.67 lakh cusecs on Wednesday.

Official reports put the toll at just 12 while reports emanating from the spot say that the actual number of deaths is much higher. Eight deaths have been reported from Madhepura so far while the corresponding figure for Sahrasa is four.

The Army, along with the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF), Special Auxiliary Police (SAP) and the state police, is engaged in relief and rescue works in Supaul and Araria districts.

“Evacuation has been given the top priority and 532 boats have been pressed into service for the purpose,” said Pratyaya Amrit, additional commissioner, disaster management department. He said that more boats were being sent to the affected districts and in the next two days more than 900 boats would be available for evacuation.

With over one lakh people evacuated so far, the state government has set up 102 relief and 53 medical camps for housing the flood-hit.

Indian Air Force choppers are engaged in dropping food packets for those still trapped in the flood waters. So far, 22,440 food packets have been dropped by these choppers.

A water resources development (WRD) department press note on Thursday read that that the water discharge from Barah Kshetra of Nepal into the Kosi was maintaining an increasing trend.

It also read that the water gushing in through the breach in the eastern Kosi afflux bund at Kusaha in Nepal was spreading to low-lying areas of Madhepura, Supaul, Madhepura and Araria.

A press note of the Central Water Commission (CWC) said that most of the rivers, including the Ganga, Burhi Gandak, Bagmati, Kamla Balan, Kosi and Mahananda, were flowing well above the danger mark.

Meanwhile, chief minister Nitish Kumar has urged the Centre to constitute a battalion of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) in Bihar. In a letter handed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Purnia on Thursday, Nitish said the Disaster Management Act provides for this.

If there will be more need of the doctors. . . We will surely come ahead with our team. . . . .

Dr.Abhay Kumar,H.S.
Dept. of Surgery ,
A.N.M.M.C.H.Gaya

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2 Responses to “Flood & Health in north Bihar”

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