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District administration takes steps to avert heavy rainfall in Badin

By: Sawan Khaskheli

BADIN: The Pakistan Meteorological Department has issued a weather advisory stating a low-pressure area, which described as “remnant of the cyclonic storm “Gulab”, was likely to re-emerge in Arabian Sea and cause widespread heavy rains across the district Badin.

Provincial Minister for Environment, Universities and Boards, Muhammad Ismail Rahu, who is chief minister’s focal person on rain emergency in Badin on Friday while presiding an important meeting on “review the arrangements for current spells of monsoon rains & post-rain operations” at Darbar Hall Badin directed the all concerned departments of district to remain high alert amid to avert the heavy rainfall and minimize the expected losses of the masses of district Badin.

Mr. Rahu directed the concerned authorities to assure proper dewatering of the rain water in different towns and cities of district adding that no any negligence of the officials to be tolerated in this context and stern action to be taken, he added.

 

While briefing to the provincial minister Sindh and chief minister’s focal person on rain emergency in Badin and others meeting participants, Deputy Commissioner Badin, Agha Shahnawaz Khan said that effective measures in collaboration with the concerned stakeholders and departments of district Badin have been taken so that relief could be provided to people in case of emergency because of expected cyclone ‘Gulab’ and heavy rainfall hitting the district Badin.

He said that all arrangements have been taken for draining out the raining water from urban areas saying that in case of breakdown of the electricity, standby generators would be ready amid to continue the dewatering from the urban areas of the cities and towns of the district Badin.

Mr. Shahnawaz Khan said that irrigation department has been directed to reduce the quantity of the water flow in the different canals of district as any untoward situation to be overwhelmed saying that firm vigilance of Left Bank Outfall Drainage (LBOD) was also assured by deploying the concerned officials.

Deputy Commissioner deplored that Indus hospital was not meeting the expectations of the masses despite heavy budgeting adding he said that due to shortage of the medicines in taluka hospitals and health centers of district public was facing hardish and not being properly facilitating by the hospital authorities.

He said that committee has been formed in the lead of district health officer Badin to look after the content of public complains but unfortunately, Indus hospital management was not cooperating them properly.

 

Provincial minister Sindh, Muhammad Ismail Rahu said that lots of the complaints have been received against Indus hospital so that he directed to Indus management to facilitate the public properly and avoid to refer poor patients to others hospitals in different cities.

 

The meeting was also attended by Muhammad Abbas Baloch, Divisional Commissioner, Hyderabad, Muhammad Hussain Lund, ADC-I, Gada Hussain Soomro, ADC-II, Muhammad Younis Rind, Assistant Commissioner Badin, Assistant Commissioner of other four talukas, officials of Public Health Department, Irrigation Department, HESCO, Municipal Committee, Town Committees and others concerned departments of district Badin.

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