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    Flood preparedness: CM Sarma directs Tinsukia admin to expedite flood protection work

    The Chief Minister also instructed to complete embankment strengthening to mitigate the impact of the flood

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday directed the Tinsukia administration to immediately find out vulnerable areas of the district affected by the flood, with a special focus on Doom Dooma town, and expedite flood protection work.

    The Chief Minister also instructed to complete embankment strengthening to mitigate the impact of the flood.

    Notably, the water level of the important rivers in Upper Assam is likely to breach the danger mark in the next few days.

    As on June 19, the water level of Nao Dehing at Chumoni was 134.89 metre, Brahmaputra at Dholla was 124.28 metre, Kundil at Chapakhuwa was 131.70 metre, Buri Dehing at Margherita was 132.46 metre, Doomdooma at Doomdooma stands at 116.72 m and Tirap at Mullang (Ledo) 135.83 metre.

    Also, reviewing the COVID-19 situation and health infrastructure of the Tinsukia district, CM Sarma asked the PWD to complete the ongoing extension work of Tinsukia Civil Hospital at the earliest so that it helps us to enhance the ICU capacity and accommodate more beds.

    The Chief Minister instructed Health Department to install 5 ICU beds & 5 dialysis machines at Digboi Civil Hospital in consultation with National Health Mission, Assam.

    Furthermore, he directed to carry out vaccination drive on a mission mode with special focus on tea garden workers & areas with high density of population.

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