Appeal to people
Cyclone Michaung hit land on 4th Dec, 2023, causing continuous heavy rainfall in Chennai and three other adjacent districts. 17 people died in various incidents and Most of the people were affected by having no food, drinking water, power and mobile network. Lakhs of houses in low lying areas were inundated deeply with sewerage water causing loss of properties. Children lost their books, elderly lost their medicines, many could not get emergency medical assistance. Ambulance services could not reach many areas due to heavy inundation on the roads and streets. Airport was closed for three days, trains cancelled for four days and normal service is yet to resume. Transport to other districts and local suburban trains also were stopped for three days. The state government has demanded the Centre to declare this as a disaster and asked for relief which as usual is likely to take time and the government mechanism of carrying out the post disaster relief works with mobile camps are scanty. With flood receding, the potential threat for epidemic diseases is on the rise.
In this disastrous condition BSS plans to conduct relief works for the affected people of Chennai. A camp is being set up at Mullai Nagar Vyasarpadi, North Chennai in association with Medical Service Centre (MSC) and a few more are in our plan. The camps are set up with the approval of government authorities. We appeal to the people to give generous contribution, all possible help in the form of personal services and medical materials to set up medical relief camps.
Uma Ramachandran (Former Scientist NIPER)
Breakthrough Science Society, Tamilnadu
Donations can be sent through Gpay to
Dr R.Venkatesan (Relief camp in-charge) 9840878234 (or Scan the QR code given below)
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Medical relief camp in Tirunelveli
Tirunelveli town in Tamilnadu had been very badly affected by the recent floods. MSC and BSS with the support of a few local voluntary organisations organised Medical relief camp in Tirunelveli from Jan 4 to 7.