Bengaluru: Mr Karun Kalappa, a senior member of Kodava Samaja, is overwhelmed by the support pouring in from across the city. “The materials were collected till Monday evening and it has been been stopped officially. Rice, medicines, biscuits, paste, napkins, towels and other materials have been sent,” he said.“Key members of the Kodava Samaja have been sent to Kodagu to study the situation. As per the team’s advice, relief materials have been stopped as Kodagu has it in abundance. There is a habit of sending old and used clothes. They have been segregated and given to orphanages and old age home. There is a requirement for monetary support, and it is coming in extensively in the form of cheques and demand drafts,” he said.
Doctors to help distressed
Ramaiah Medical College and Hospital has sent a team of doctors and medical staff to Kodagu. A team of 20, comprising doctors, nurses and technical staff, is waiting for a call from the district health officer to attend to victims in Kodagu and Kerala.
Pourakarmikas lend a helping hand
To restore normal life in flood-affected Kodagu, over 300 civic workers and four BBMP engineers have left the city for Kushalnagar. These workers armed with safety gears, including masks, hand gloves and boots left the city on Monday in seven buses. Along with pourakarmikas, a team of 20 health inspectors and a doctor too have left the city. They will not only treat victims but also take measures to curb the spread of communicable diseases.
Police, KSRTC staff donate
KSRTC employees donated their one day’s salary and Rs 11.8 crore has been collected from 1.16 lakh employees from four state road transport corporations. Besides, Attibele and Sarjapur police have donated Rs 72,000 to the CM relief fund.