Thiruvananthapuram

MAM gives Rs.5 crore for flood relief

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM) has donated Rs.5 crore for Chennai flood relief.

A statement from the Math on Tuesday said the amount was handed over to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by Swami Ramakrishnanandapuri of the Math on Tuesday.

Relief work on

The statement said that as floods hit Chennai, Mata Amritanandamayi deployed her volunteers in Chennai and they had been actively participating in the relief work from the last week of November.

Volunteers

From December 1, around 500 volunteers comprising of students and faculties from the Amrita University campuses in Bangalore and Coimbatore, along with devotees, have been involved in relief activities.

Activities

The activities included rescuing the stranded to safer places, distribution of food, medicines, and other essentials in badly affected areas.

A telemedicine van and a fully equipped ambulance along with a team of doctors and paramedics will be deployed into the service of providing medical help from Wednesday.

These teams will be fully equipped to handle any outbreak of epidemics and will also be providing preventive measures. Secondary level of support will be provided soon to around 10,000 families by giving them kits comprising of essential provisions, utensils, stove, clothes, blankets and toiletries, the statement added.

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