Karachi: Karachi Metropolitan Corporation KMC Administrator Saqib Soomro has said that following the directives of Chief Minister Sindh two dumpers, a loader and a crane have been provided to every district municipal corporation so that they could be used in relief works.
It was our first priority to shift rain affected people on safe place so that precious human lives could be protected.
He said this while reviewing relief works in Saadi Town Safoora Goth where he was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner East and Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui.
KMC Administrator Saqib Soomro said that KMC staff consisting of 450 persons was busy with relief works whereas fire brigade vehicles were also standby on affected locations and relief works were being carried out in search lights of fire brigades.
He said that about 400 people have been shifted from affected place and all resources were being utilized in this regard.
Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, Pakistan Army and Navy have been carrying out combined operation since last night.
KMC Administrator issued necessary directives and said that emergency has been imposed in all KMC hospitals whereas availability of doctors and medical staff has also been ensured so that any emergency situation could be tackled.
He said that availability of ambulance service along with patrol, diesel and drivers should be ensured for 24 hours.
He said emergency centre has been established in poly clinic at Civic Center where doctors and medical staff were available.
He said that generators along with pumps for drainage of rainwater were being used on the locations where rainwater accumulates and after drainage of rainwater fumigation spray has also been started in all areas.
Separately, KMC Administrator Saqib Soomro and Metropolitan Commissioner Samiuddin Siddiqui expressed their deep sorrow over the demise of renowned writer, scholar and researcher Dr. Farman Fatehpuri.