Gyalshing, 17 Sept (IPR): Due to continuous rainfall in various parts of West Sikkim, the occurrence of natural disasters have taken place in various parts of the district.
The Quick Response team under the directions of DC West, Shri Karma R. Bonpo, along with DPO (Disaster Management), Shri Pempa Sherpa, have been able to evacuate and provide relief to the victims affected by the natural calamity.
As informed by the DC West, the Rescue and Relief Operation has already begun since 16th September (evening) in parts of Yuksam Sub-Division where the news of slug formation, washing out of roads due to mudslides, power supply being cut off and damages to water pipe lines were reported.
A Quick Response Team (QRT) comprising of Revenue Surveyor, Mrs. Yangchen Doma, KNP Field Staffs, local youths, NGO Members and NDRF team have reached the affected areas of Tsong Village and have started evacuation and providing relief to the people.
Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Shri Sangay Lepcha, has reached Yuksam Sub-division and has been interacting with the Rescue Team and the affected public.
Moreover, the Roads and Bridges Department have started the process of road clearance and restoration where ever possible. The Department of Energy and Power have confirmed that all power line have been restore in the Yuksam Tashiding Sub-Division except for Tsong Village.
The DM West urges the public to remain calm and have faith in the District Administration for providing relief at the earliest. He also informed that a Relief Camp has been set up at the Tourism Guest House in Yuksam where food and water will be supplied.
Further, the recently built Yuksam OP would be used to cater to the victims brought in from Tsong Village as informed by the SP West, Shri Tenzing Loden Lepcha.
As reported by the DPO (Disaster Management), all tourists in Yuksam are safe and the NDRF presently stationed at Yuksam for FAMEX program have also been engaged for the relief and rescue operation. He also informed that a lady was rescued yesterday evening and brought to the Yuksam Primary Health Center and is being treated by the Doctor present at the Center.
However, due to bad weather the emergency Helicopter Service to transfer the patient to District Hospital has not been possible.
In case of emergencies: Contact: +91 9593973686 (DPO, Disaster)