Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath conducted an aerial survey of the areas inundated by heavy rainfall in Gorakhpur district on Sunday.
After inspecting the water level, he asked flood and irrigation department officials to constantly monitor and ensure all dams remain safe. He directed the district administration to ensure adequate deployment of boats in the flood-affected areas.
“We are alert from the beginning itself regarding the flood issue. 63 villages that have been affected by the floods to varying degrees in Gorakhpur district. The administration has been instructed to provide all relief material including boats and food supply, deployment of medical teams and fodder for animals. The administration is alert,” Adityanath said. “We will fight with this calamity along with the continuing fight against coronavirus. I took stock of the situation through an aerial survey in Sant Kabir Nagar and Gorakhpur, and will go to Deoria and Ballia,” he said.
Later on, the Chief Minister visited the District Hospital in Ballia to check preparations amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
He also inspected the preparations for making Lalit Narayan Mishra Railway Hospital and AIIMS-Gorakhpur L-2 hospitals for treatment of Covid-19 patients. He said the L-2 hospitals should be ready at the earliest, the UP government said in a statement. Officials said one 50-bed ward for coronavirus patients is being set up in AIIMS-Gorakhpur.