Province 2, 3 to provide relief to disaster victims

Hetauda, July 13

The governments of provinces 2 and 3 have decided to provide relief for families who lost their members to landslides and floods, today.

Province 2 government decided to grant Rs three lakh each to families of the deceased while Province 3 government decided to provide Rs one lakh each to bereaved families.

A meeting of the Province Disaster Management Directorate Committee of Province 3 today decided to provide the amount to the victim’s families. A report prepared by the police showed that as many as 19 people in 13 districts of Province 3 died in floods and landslides, within three days. The meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Dormani Poudel, who is also chairman of the disaster management committee, decided to provide the amount to the victims’ families.

CM Poudel said government health facilities in the province would provide treatment free of cost to those who were injured in the disasters. He added that the province government would provide Rs 25,000 each to the injured, who received treatment from private health facilities of the province. “The amount will be released after medical bills are presented to the government,” he said.

There are eight government health facilities under Province 3 government.

The province government will bear all expenses of the injured, who received treatment from the eight health facilities of the province. Internal Affair and Planning Minister Shalik Ram Jamkattel said Rs 25,000 would be provided to the injured if they received treatment from any other health facilities.

Province 2 government today decided to offer Rs three lakh to families of the deceased. The province government urged the federal government to provide Nepali Army, police and APF with helicopters to carry out rescue operations.