The Secretary General held a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner, Leh on
16th August at 04:00 PM in which Mr. John Roche, Head of India Office, IFRC,
Mr. Kaustubh Kukde, Team Leader, IRCS and Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad, Dissemination Officer, IRCS, J&K Branch participated. DC appreciated Red Cross for setting up one watsan unit at Choglamsar which is providing potable water to the people. He requested IRCS to set up the second water purification unit in the makeshift Govt. Hospital in Leh. Dr. S.P. Agarwal has suggested that the PHE department at Leh should depute its staff to operate water purification unit. IRCS team would train local people to operate the units.
The list of affected people is under preparation and relief distribution would start soon. Govt. is coordinating all the relief agencies on ground to avoid duplication.