One of the major concerns after flood is health issues and various water borne diseases start spreading. We are aware about this fact and had a plan to help some flood affected people of Tinsukia district, Assam. We identified three locations which were badly affected. Those are Laika and Dhadhia Island inside Dibru Saikhowa Forest, Erasuti of Giujan and Amarpur of Sadiya. All these places are very remote and timely interventions were necessary to control outbreak of diseases. These areas are inhabited by indigenous Mising community.
We contacted Dr. Mahesh Ji Sangvhi of Gokul Braj Foundation, Mumbai and briefed him about the situation and requested him to donate medicines from their organization at this hour of distress. He agreed to do so as he did it in numerous previous occasions and within a week we received the medicines. Now we contacted the volunteers of Takam Mising Porin Kebang(All Mising Students Union) and chalked out the plan to distribute basic medicines to the flood affected people through Health Volunteers as medical camps are not allowed this year because of Covid 19 pandemic. Sri Beni Doley, Sri Minturaj Morang and Sri Binod Dao took the responsibility and we involved the ASHA workers, ANM, Anganwadi Workers and village youths to reach to all sick persons of the mentioned villages. This is to be mentioned that Sri Binod Dao is the president of TMPK, Sadiya and a karyakarta of Vivekananda Kendra. Sri Beni Doley is the president of TMPK, Tinsukia and Sri Munturaj Morang is the secretary of TMPK, Tinsukia.
The whole program was done very smoothly and successfully with the activeparticipation of local service minded youths and maintaining all Covid 19 guidelines and protocols. The Deputy Commissioner of Tinsukia, Sri Bhaskar Pegu appreciated the initiative taken by Vivekananda Kendra Kanyakumari for the flood affected people of Tinsukia district.