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HBS directs DC to fortify embankments to guard against flood

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Guwahati, June 20 (NKTV): Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma during his second day tour  of Upper Assam reviewed COVID-19 situation of Dibrugarh district and flood preparedness of the district and its management strategy in a meeting held at the conference hall of DC office Dibrugarh today.

After taking a detailed review of the COVID situation, the CM directed the Deputy Commissioner and other state holders to focus on intensive vaccination and creation of Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) in the district. He also directed the Principal Secretary Health to monitor the ongoing works carried out for setting up 30 PICU beds at Assam Medical College & Hospital.

During the mega vaccination drive which will start on June 21, the Chief Minister directed the health department to ensure vaccination of 15 thousand beneficiaries above 18 years of age every day in the district. He also asked to carry out vaccination at urban and rural areas very extensively in the district.

After reviewing flood properness, the Chief Minister directed the water resources department to speedily carry out flood protection activities including construction and repair of embankments.

He also directed Deputy Commissioner Pallab Gopal Jha to take appropriate steps for providing financial assistance to flood affected victims and repairing of damaged houses as well as school, Anganwadi Centre buildings under the new financial power delegated to the DCs.

Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Rameswar Teli, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Power Minister Bimal Bora, Tea Tribes Welfare Minster Sanjay Kishan, MP Pradan Baruah, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Chakradhar Gogoi, Binod Hazarika, Punakan Baruah, Terosh Gowala, Taranga Gogoi, Bhuban Pegu were also present during the visit.

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