Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday will conduct an in-person review of the functioning of relief camps in Chengannur, Kozhencherry, Alappuzha, North Paravoor and Chalakudy.
The Kerala Government has requested for additional medical teams and setting up of field hospitals. Army is moving medical assets in addition to the 12 teams already deployed. Total of approximately 3000 people have already received medical aid till now.
Nearly one million people are sheltering in number of relief camps, set up by the administration across the state. The southern state is reeling under the massive devastation caused by flash floods from the onset of monsoon. In order to help Kerala limp back to normalcy, Centre and several states have announced aid from their relief funds.
As many as 357 people have lost their lives so far, with the state facing a loss of Rs 19,512 crore. Rescue and relief operations in the state has been stepped up to evacuate the stranded people from the flood-affected areas.
Meanwhile, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday sanctioned a financial aid of Rs. 5 crore as a contribution of his government towards the Kerala Chief Minister's Relief Fund (CMRF) for flood relief operations.
Apart from this, the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court and other judges have decided to contribute voluntarily to the Kerala CMRF.