Special Correspondent

‘NGO coordination cell’ formed to guide them

CUDDALORE: Collector Rajendra Ratnoo has said that considering the magnitude of damage caused by the recent spell of rain and enormity of task involved in rehabilitation, the civil society, including non-governmental organisations, can supplement the endeavour of the administration.

Mr. Ratnoo told the reporters that after the tsunami in 2004, the NGOs trooped in to serve the affected people.

The same kind of services could be made available to the rain-hit too.

Areas of help

On what areas the NGOs could be of help, Mr. Ratnoo said that they could supply kerosene stoves, phynyl, supplementary nutrition, etc., in the affected areas.

To guide them in this aspect, an ‘NGO coordination cell’ had been set up in the District Rural Development Agency.

In case of emergency, the following zonal and nodal officers can be contacted, Mr. Ratnoo said.

Zonal officers: Parangipettai – S.Ganesh, District Revenue Officer (Relief and Rehabilitation) – 9443279404; Chidambaram – S.Natarajan, DRO – 9445000907; Kumaratchi -- R.Rajashree, Project Officer, DRDA – 9444990586; and Kurinjipadi – M.Asia Mariam, DRO – 9790176598.

Nodal officers: Keerapalayam – Mogeesan, District Supply Officer – 9445000209; Prangipettai – Arumugam, District Adi Dravidar Welfare Officer – 9443006010; Killai Town Panchayat – Mohammad Aneefa, Special Deputy Collector – 9442437250; Kurinjipadi – S.Ilango, District Backward Classes Welfare Officer – 9842423580; Kattumannarkoil – Omkara Nadhan, Special Deputy Collector – 9003376655 and Bhuvanagiri – 9940484544.

Mr. Ratnoo said that for not turning up for duty at the allotted place, two doctors and two VAOs had been placed under suspension.

For maintaining sanitation, two lakh chorine tablets would be procured and water quality checked with chloroscope to determine its potability.

Joint Director (Health) Gnanam and Deputy Director R. Meera would coordinate the efforts in this regard, Mr. Ratnoo said.

Dr. Gnanam said that adequate stock of medicines was maintained.