Bangladesh Army on Saturday provided medical assistance to victims who sustained injuries following the cyclonic storm Fani. Army doctors fanned out across the country. They also repaired damaged houses in Rohingya camps as a part of their ‘assistance program to civil administration in disaster response’, an Inter-Service Public Relations press release said.
In preparing to tackle the first big storm of this year’s pre-Monsoon cyclone season, the Army put on standby 170 disaster management teams, 16 drinking water purification plants, 336 Tri-Shack high-speed boats, 296-speed boats, 11 water browsers and 4 Japanese rescue boats, said the press release. Some 17550 relief packets were distributed from the Army’s coffers.
It was also noted that the army monitored the cyclonic storm by forming cyclone monitoring cells in all its installments across the country. Besides, they took coordinated preparation with the civil administration to tackle the aftermath of the storm. They kept ready adequate relief from its own resources to distribute among the victims.
A total of 78 medical teams have been set up to provide health care and much-needed emergency support for the victims. Considering the landslide issue, disaster management teams with special machinery have been formed which can be deployed in a short time.