CS directs to remain alert to deal with possible floods.

LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Secretary Kamran Ali Afzal directed relevant departments to remain alert and enhance coordination with the district administration to deal with possible floods. He issued the directive while presiding over a meeting to review arrangements for coping with possible floods, at the Civil Secretariat here on Tuesday. The chief secretary said that it was the responsibility of the administrative department to provide resources in the field offices for the implementation of the flood emergency plan. He asked the officers to prepare an action plan to prevent the incidents of electrocution and roof-collapse during rains. The chief secretary sought certificates within two days from 13 districts which did not submit preparedness certificates. The chief secretary said the health department should ensure availability of essential medicines and anti-venom vaccines at all hospitals and health facilities. He directed the commissioners to remove encroachments along banks of rivers, streams and dykes.

He said that drains and sewerage lines should be cleaned regularly to...

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