100 Maha doctors leave for Kerala to help flood victims


doctorsA medical team from Maharashtra comprising doctors and paramedical staff on Monday left for flood-ravaged Kerala where lakhs of people are facing tough time due to rain fury.

The doctors and supporting staff have gone to help flood-affected people of the Kerala which has hit by one of the worst floods in recent times.

The doctors flew to Thiruvananthapuram in two aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

“A team of around 100 doctors and paramedical staff has gone to Kerala. Mahajan will discuss with the Kerala government about their requirement and our doctors and paramedics will be deployed accordingly,” an official said.

Maharashtra medical education minister Girish Mahajan was on board to personally monitor relief efforts in the southern state.

14 paramedics and some members of the minister’s staff have also gone along with the medical team.

The Maharashtra government had earlier pledged to give Rs 20 crore to Kerala, which is reeling under severe floods, the worst in 100 years.

The western state had sent 30 tonne aid consisting of ready-to-eat food packets, milk powder, blankets, bed sheets, clothes, soaps and sanitary napkins to Kerala.

The items were selected on the basis of a list issued by the Kerala government, an official release had said.

Since August 8, more than 200 people have died due to incessant rain in Kerala.

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