Helping Hands at Uttarakhand Flood Relief Camps

Medical camps were set up in Srinagar to provide
round-the-clock medical aid to hundreds of evacuees. Rescued evacuees and
hundreds of pilgrims coming down from Badrinath are getting continuous
treatment in these medical camps. Apart from the much-needed medical care, also
food, resting facilities and even personal attention were ensured. Volunteers
report that a team from Srinagar is also working two hours every evening


A team of 8 people set out for Dharasu
with five truckloads of relief material a couple of days ago, to set up a
similar medical and relief camp there. Another team in Guptakashi is already
helping people stuck there while braving the incessant rains that have blocked
some roads hampering transit from one place to another.


While the official death toll in this calamity
is put at one thousand, experts are sure that the death toll has crossed ten

bodies strewn on the hillsides, fever, diarrhea and the threat of epidemic
haunting the affected people
, it is heartening to hear that The Art of
Living volunteers, eager to help, continue calling from all over the country,
offering to come and help with the ongoing work. The rain, and thunder and the
helicopter crash killing even the rescuers, don’t seemed to have dampened the
spirit of these good people who are going all out to save the thousands of people affected
by the torrential rains and flashfloods in and around Uttarkhand.

Rescue teams working in the affected areas
observe that even after the immediate relief work is over, there should be an
organized effort to help rehabilitate the locals because several villages have
been washed away, causing tremendous loss of life and property. With the Art of
Living Founder Sri Sri Ravishankar’s tweet encouraging more volunteers to join
the rescue and relief operations, more initiatives are expected to come forth
in the following days as the flood affected people slowly pick up their lives
and limp back to normalcy.

Medindia will come up with more Uttarakhand relief updates to inform our
readers from the scene of disaster.

Source: Medindia

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