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NIMHANS experts to provide care in Sikkim

Experts from NIMHANS are being sent to provide psycho-social care to the people affected by the natural calamity in Sikkim.



New Delhi: Government has disbursed
Rs 14.21 crore as relief among quake-hit people in Sikkim
while experts from National Institute of Mental Health and
Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) are being sent to provide psycho-
social care to the people affected by the natural calamity.

Home Ministry officials said though most of the roads
blocked following landslides have been reopened, some were
still blocked as Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and Army
Engineers were working for their restoration.

"A total of Rs 14.21 crore has been disbursed as relief
by the state government till date. A five-member team of
experts from NIMHANS, Bangalore to provide psycho-social care
is on its way to Sikkim. The team is likely to reach Siliguri
today," an official said.

Due to incessant rains, landslides have occurred in
Dzongu. No casualty has been reported but relief work is being
carried out by National Disaster Response Force, state police
and NGOs.

However, relief activities, including airlifting of
victims, are not being carried out in Chugthang, Lachen and
Lachung due to heavy rains.

Approximately 11,000 food packets have been air dropped
so far in the northern part of North District. A total of
1,500 food packets were airdropped yesterday. The airdropping
of food packets today was stalled due to inclement weather.

The Sikkim government has opened 85 relief camps. 2,700
and 550 people have been provided shelter in two army and ITBP
(Pegong) camps respectively.

PTI

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