Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-May-2019 20:27 IST
Relief Camps and Community Kitchens Setup by Indian Navy in villages near Puri
In order to provide succor to those in immediate need of assistance at most affected villages around Puri in the aftermath of extreme severe cyclone FANI, Indian Navy continues the Relief Operation with 3 ships using their integral helicopters. The helicopters have been utilized for airdropping food packets in areas which are inundated and inaccessible by road. In addition, Relief Camp and Community Kitchen at Pentakota village in Puri catering for 1000 personnel has been set up since 05 May 19. 5000 ltr potable water supplied to Chattragad village using water bowser from INS Chilka. Supply of another 5000 ltrs bottled water is being augmented from Visakhapatnam by road which is expected to reach the Relief camp site by midnight today.
In order to render medical assistance, Naval Medical Teams have set up Medical Camps at four locations at Chattraged and Jankia villages in Odisha. About 150 personnel have been provided medical assistance and medicines were distributed to those in need. The medical team also sensitized the villages on preventive measures to avoid water-borne deceases and discussed other health related issues. The teams also assisted in distribution of food to the stranded villagers affected by the cyclone.