J&K floods: Army provides medical aid to over 53,000 victims

Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing.

PTI| Updated: Sep 15, 2014, 16:32 PM IST

Jammu: Army has treated 53,082 flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing.

So far 2.26 lakh people have been rescued from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces have till now treated at least 53,082 patients, army officicals said.

As many as 80 medical teams of the Armed Forces Medical Services are already operating in full swing, officials said, adding, that four Army Field Hospitals have been established in Avantipur, Pattan, Anantnag and Old Airfield where medical aid is being provided to the ailing people.

Two additional fully-equipped field hospitals with laboratory testing equipment facility have also been established in Srinagar, they added.

One rapid action medical team from Air Force has been deployed at Avantipur and Srinagar, they said, adding that this team has provided medical aid to 2,684 patients.

More relief materials including tents, water bottles and food packets are being airlifted from Delhi, Arakonam and Amritsar, they said.

Armed Forces have also established 19 relief camps in Srinagar and Jammu region. In Srinagar region, camps were established at BB Cantt, Avantipur, Old Airfield, Sumbal, Chattargam and Jijamata Mandir, where thousands of rescued people are being sheltered. They are also being provided with food and other basic amenities.