Take prompt measures to help Amphan affected people: PM
Friday, 22 May 2020 08:22 am
Reporter :

Health Desk- May 22, 2020: Prime  Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to take prompt measures to provide money and relief materials to Amphan-affected people and reconstruct their houses.


The premier has also given directives to start providing the support for the Amphan-hit people from Thursday, said a media release issued by the Press Wing of the Prime Minister’s Office.


The work on calculating the overall damages caused to houses, embankments and roads by the cyclone while distribution of relief materials and pure drinking water, and repairing the damaged power supply lines in the cyclone-hit areas started on the day.


“The prime minister has been monitoring the situation round the clock and giving necessary directives,” said PMO Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah.


Following the directives of the prime minister, all the district and upazila officials have already been asked to work in coordination with the ministries and organisations concerned to estimate the damages caused by Amphan and take measures accordingly, he said.


The PMO Secretary and directors in coordination with the Deputy Commissioners of the affected districts have already started work to estimate the damages caused by the cyclone, he added.


The officials of the PMO will also remain active during the Eid holidays following the directives of the prime minister. The PMO always remains open, even on public holidays, due to the coronavirus lockdown.