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Prez flags off Red Cross relief supplies for flood-hit Assam, Bihar and UP

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind flagged off nine trucks of Red Cross relief supplies for the flood-affected people of Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday in the presence of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.
These relief supplies shall be carried from Delhi to the concerned states by train and will be received by the state Red Cross branches of respective states, an official release here said.
On the occasion, IRCS General Secretary R K Jain briefed Mr Kovind, who is President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), on the initiatives and the work done by IRCS to serve the people affected by floods and Covid-19 in different parts of the country.
The relief material includes tarpaulins, tents, saris, dhotis, cotton blankets, kitchen sets, mosquito nets, bed sheets, buckets and two water purification units. 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 are meant to 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.
The supply of the above materials is in continuation and in addition to the material already provided by IRCS to be distributed by the state Red Cross branches to the affected people

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