Early Warning System Enables Timely Measures To Save People
Punjab government is taking precautions to avoid the 7th corona wave and is also establishing a warning system to alert the departments concerned of diseases.
According to the Chief Minister, the Punjab government is taking precautions to avoid the 7th corona wave and is also establishing a warning system to alert the departments concerned of diseases, floods, and other calamities in three locations across the province.
Speaking to Lt Gen Inam Haider Malik, Chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), who visited the chief minister at his office on Saturday, the CM said the installation of the early warning system would allow the departments concerned to take timely measures to save people, livestock, fields, and properties from damage and destruction.
The CM stated that work to rehabilitate flood-affected people was proceeding quickly, and the Punjab government distributed aid among them using its own resources as well as donations collected through the former prime minister’s telethon.
More than Rs 5 billion has been distributed among flood-affected people, according to the CM, and payments have been made to 36,000 affected families, who have also received financial assistance to build their homes.
He stated that over 55,000 houses had been completed and that partially destroyed houses were being repaired. On the occasion, the NDMA chairman praised the Punjab government’s flood relief and rescue plan as well as the Rescue 1122 service during the disaster.
He claimed that, using cutting-edge technology, he could forecast natural disasters 30 to 40 days in advance. He warned that such calamities could become a permanent feature because of climate change, and “we will have to prepare ourselves to effectively cope with its hazardous effects.”
Dr. Sania Nishtar, Head of Punjab Ehsaas Program, participated via video link and provided a detailed briefing on the flood relief and rehabilitation programme.
Dr. Rizwan Naseer, Director General of Emergency Services, and other officials were also present. Meanwhile, the CM expressed deep sorrow and grief over the death of National Assembly Member Sardar Muhammad Jaffar Khan Leghari.
He praised the late MNA’s social and political contributions and prayed for the soul of the departed.