Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has directed the functionaries and volunteers of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) to be on high alert and help the flood-affected people in the State

Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan has directed the functionaries and volunteers of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) to be on high alert and help the flood-affected people in the State. Interacting with the Raj Bhavan officials and the IRCS district units through a video conference from Puducherry , the Governor expressed concern over the loss of property and crops and inundation of low lying areas due to heavy rains in different districts. She has also instructed the Raj Bhavan officials to coordinate with the State Government in extending relief activities to the needy through IRCS. Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan suggested that all the district units of the IRCS to establish control rooms and coordinate the relief activities in the rain-affected areas. The Governor emphasized on the need to distribute medicines, food, blankets, utensils and other essential material to the needy. “The health officials need to monitor and contain the spread of diseases like dengue, malaria, and monitor the COVID-19 situation,” she added. The Governor emphasized on the coordinated efforts with the Government agencies in rescue activities, relief material distribution, providing shelter and extending all possible help to the flood-affected people. Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan explained about the rainfall percentages and flood situation in different parts of the State. IRCS functionaries K. Madan Mohan Rao, Vijay Kumar, Vijay Babu, Srinivas, and Arun appraised the Governor of their service activities in rain-hit areas. Joint Secretaries and other senior officials of the Raj Bhavan were present.

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