Raipur: International Red Cross Society
(IRCS) has expressed desire to assist in providing health and
medical services in Chhattisgarh`s Naxal-hit areas, official
sources said on Thursday.
IRCS has also offered to train police officials and
employees in administering first aid, they said, adding Red
Cross wants to work in tribal-dominated Dantewada and Bijapur
districts, badly hit by Maoist violence.
A delegation led by Yahia Alibi, IRCS`s deputy
regional chief based in India, yesterday met Chief Minister
Raman Singh here and apprised him about the voluntary
humanitarian organisation`s offer, the sources said.
Singh appreciated IRCS`s sentiments and assured
adequate security when the organisation starts providing
health and medical services in the state, they added.
IRCS has proposed to provide two mobile ambulances
equipped with modern facilities.
According to the sources, the chief minister suggested
that these ambulances can be operated under the supervision of
local health officials of the two districts as they have good
knowledge about the villages and terrain.
Alibi told Singh that IRCS wants to set up a
rehabilitation centre for the disabled in Dantewada district,
the sources added.