#Sewabharati #JKFloodRelief work roundup: Report
The ravaging floods that started on September 4, 2014 due to incessant rains have shaken the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Roads, schools, Hospitals, shops and residential complexes have been submerged. Agricultural lands and cattle have been washed away. More than 200 people have died in this calamity. Thousands have been rendered homeless and are seeking refuge due to this unfortunate natural catastrophe. There has been a huge loss to public and private property.
In this grim situation, Sewa Bharati, Jammu and Kashmir, aregistered Non Government Organization at once started voluntary rescue and rehabilitation work in affected areas ofJ&K State. In Jammu region, Sewa Bharati organized a Langarfor two days at Bus Stand and started a help line for victims of flood. Our Volunteers rescued more than 4000 people in rural Kashmir. The organization distributed ration, utensils, cooing stoves, blankets and clothing to the affected Jammu and Kashmir. Now, Organization has concentrated its efforts on sanitation and medical facilities for the victims. Medical Camps were organized at Reasi, Belicharana, Pragawal, Rajouri, Vijaypur and Pragal in Jammu region and a team of 50 Volunteer Doctors or at present working day and night in the rural areas of Kashmir along with 250 local as well as Volunteers from all over India. From the first day of the Floods in the state of Jammu & Kashmir, A team of 20 doctors and 250 Volunteers organizing health camps in Kashmir region also.
The doctors along with paramedics and team of volunteers have been conducting regular health camps by visiting far flung villages which has been inundated by flood waters. They are treating the victims for their immediate ailments and at the same time they are providing counseling to the affected families. The team of volunteers are involved in chlorination of drinking water, distribution of bleaching powder by visiting each homes in respective villages where health camps are held. Our health initiatives are being headed by a very experienced team of Doctors like Dr. C. V. Tripathi, Head of the department of Bhav Nagar Medical College, Dr. Narendra Palival lecturer in Bhav Nagar medical college Gujrat Dr. Shruti Tandon, ICU Specialist, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai and team of Doctors from Hedgewar Rugnalaya of Aurangabad, from Vivekananda Hospital in Latur and many more from different states of India.
While giving information about the Camps , Javed, Coordinator , relief Operation, Kashmir said that Our medical teams having Doctors, workers and local volunteers have Organized health camps at kandizal, Khadermoh, renzipora, Wookho, Ratnipora, Ranzipora, Gujarpora Awantipora, Reshpora and Dathpora villages of Pulwama District. Markundal, Mukdam Yaari, and Rakhi-I-Asam of Sumbal of Bandipora District Budgam, Tangmarg, Naid Khai, Khuoi Ussan Pattan, Tangan Naid Khai, Kannipora, Hard Abura, Poshwari and Treran areas of Baramulla. Lal Chauk, Natipora and Magarmal Chowk of Srinagar District.
Details of Medical Camps in Kashmir region
* Statistics till 29.9.2014
Details of material Distributed in Jammu and Kashmir
No. of Beneficiaries
Bedding( Blanket, Bed-sheet, Towel)
Food Packets( 10Kg, rice, wheat, edible oil, masalas, sugar, tea-leaves, pulses)
5000 ( Individuals)
Helpline at Railway station with free distribution of biscuit, tea and water at railway station and airport of Jammu)
897 ( Individuals)
In health camp provided medicines have been provided at free of cost to patients and given knowledge about health awareness and likely diseases generated after flood. “We are not only conducting medial check up but providing psychologicalsupport also which is must in such kind of situations” said Dr. C. V. Tripathi, Head of the department of Bhav Nagar Medical College.
Apart from conducting health camps, large amount of garbage and muddy water is also major cause of concern. It may lead to various kinds of diseases. So, Sewa Bharati formed a team of Volunteers initiated an campaign of spraying phenyl in stagnant water and providing liquid chlorine to purify drinking water. Almost 300 families have been provided Food packets (10kg rice, wheat flour, edible oil, masalas, sugar, tea leaves, and pulses) in Nattipora area of Srinagar. Blanket, Bed-sheets and towels haven been distributed in Malangpora, Rishipora,Dangalpora and Begpora areas of Pulwama.
Sewa Bharati also assisted the local organizations by giving them desired support in organizing langars (community kitchen) at the time of flood. We provided food bags, chlorine for water purification. Food bags contained rice, sugar, tea, salt, pulses, matchbox, ghee, turmeric powder, milk powder etc.)
“This calamity is very unfortunate. From the very first day of the flood, Sewa Bharati with its team is working in mission mode to provide relief to the victims. . While the government is doing what it can to support, we consider it our responsibility to contribute to rebuilding the state. We are getting support in terms of doctors, medicines etc.” said Fayaz Ahmad, Incharge, Kashmir Unit, Sewa Bharati.