Hon'ble President of India & President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), Shri Ram Nath Kovind flagged off nine trucks of Red Cross relief supplies from Rashtrapati Bhavan for the people battling devastating floods amidst the ongoing COVID pandemic in the States of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, in the presence of Hon'ble Union Health Minister & Chairman IRCS, Dr Harsh Vardhan, on July 24th, 2020.
The relief material includes items such as tarpaulins, saris, dhotis, cotton blankets, kitchen sets, mosquito nets and bed sheets and shall be distributed among the needy people in the three states. In addition, COVID-19 protection items such as surgical masks, PPE kits, gloves and face shields are also part of the relief material flagged off by President Kovind. These items will safeguard and protect health workers associated with IRCS medical services in these states as well as the volunteers of IRCS who are at the forefront of flood relief and rehabilitation efforts.
This supply is being distributed to the concerned states in continuation to the operations already being carried out by IRCS to serve affected people across the country.
On the occasion of flagging off, Shri R. K. Jain, IAS (Retd.) Secretary General, IRCS briefed the President on the initiatives and the good work being undertaken by IRCS to serve people affected by floods and COVID-19 in different parts of the country.