Union Minister J P Nadda today spoke to Tamil Nadu Health Minister assuring him of full support, even as he offered to visit the state where heavy rains have lashed several areas.
“Spoke to Tamil Nadu Health Minister again today, discussed flood situation, assured him all support,” the Health Minister said on micro-blogging site, Twitter.
“Assured Tamil Nadu Health Minister today, whenever he wants I will myself visit Tamil Nadu. Health Ministry officials are also in touch with Tamil Nadu govt to provide all possible support to the flood relief,” he said.
The NDRF has intensified its relief and rescue operations in the rain and flood-battered Chennai and its adjoining areas as it added 20 more teams for the job. The force has rescued over 10,000 people till now.
Most areas of Chennai have been inundated after heavy rains lashed the state, severely disrupting flights, train and bus services.
The situation is grim in Chennai after bodies of 14 people, nine men and five women, who died in a private hospital in Chennai, were brought to the Royapettah Government Hospital in the city for postmortem.
The continuous outpour in Chennai has led to the rise of fear of an outbreak in the city-primarily due to water contaminated diseases. In this scenario, the state government is now reported to be running health camps all over the city. Some 200 camp sites have been set up across Chennai as well as in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram — two other flood-hit districts in northern Tamil Nadu