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‘Spend your money to accelerate rescue operations’

 Barishal Correspondent

 Published: 06:43 PM, 9 November 2019  

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Sarniabat Sadiq Abdullah, mayor of Barisal City Corporation, said that seeing a disaster before the eyes, one cannot wait for guidance and money. Speed up the rescue operation spending from your own pocket and these will be paid later.

He said this at a meeting on the disaster preparation held on the fourth floor of the Annex building on Sadar Road in the city on Saturday afternoon.

The mayor said councilors of Barisal City Corporation have been instructed so that the rescue operation couldn't be discontinued or interfered with the lack of assistance or guidance and money. He also urged the ward Awami League leaders to work in coordination with the city councilors.

He added that special arrangements would be made to bring children, women, and people with disabilities and elderly people to the shelter before disaster begins. There should be all kinds of preparedness to deal with the disaster. At the same time, he directed the employees of the city corporation's health, cleaning, electricity, and water supply departments to perform 24-hour duties.

At the meeting, the CEO of the city corporation, Israel Hossain, said that to tackle the disaster, a vigilant and awareness campaign has been launched in the city since Friday, at the behest of the City Mayor.

He said, in the meantime, “We have provided adequate dry food, water purification tablets, saline etc.”. In addition, generators and candles have been provided as an alternative power system, and coil (mosquito killer) to counter mosquitoes. Besides, a control room and five medical teams have been set up, the official also added.