New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung visited the fire affected area at Masoodpur today morning and inspected the relief and rescue operations on site. Besides listening to the affected residents and consoling them, the Lieutenant Governor gave directions to the Deputy Commisioner and other officials present on site that they must provide immediate relief to those affected in Fire.

On being enquired by the Lieutenant Governor, the Area Dy. Commissioner informed him that 35 fire tender services along with 15 Ambulances rushed to the spot immediately and no casualties were reported thus far, while 8 injured had been admitted to various hospitals. The Lieutenant Governor directed the Dy. Commissioner to set up medical camps on site and provide immediate medical attention to those affected and to make sure that adequate medical supply and staff is available round the clock.

The Lieutenant Governor also directed the officials to immediately arrange for adequate drinking water and food packets for those affected. He instructed the Dy. Commissioner to draw in more staff to provide succor to those affected, especially women and children. The Dy. Commissioner assured the Lieutenant Governor that water tankers from Jal Board and food packets were being arranged and they would be setting up temporary night shelters to accommodate those affected.

The Lieutenant Governor directed that ex-gratia payment be made to those affected and they be rehabilitated at the earliest.

By afternoon 10 water tankers, an MCD health team, as well as a team of doctors from Fortis were in place at the site. The Dy. Commissioner informed the Lieutenant Governor that shelters had been identified and tents were being set up to prepare for the night. Arrangements for food had been made and special emphasis was being given to sanitation by the team. SDMs and police officials from neighbouring districts and IAS probationers have also been pressed into service to aid the relief process.

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