Cyclone Ockhi: Chief Minister Narayanasamy visits five Puducherry fishermen in hospital

The fishermen from Narambai coastal village near here were caught in the cyclone near the coast of Lakshadweep recently.

Published: 12th December 2017 04:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2017 05:18 PM   |  A+A-

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy (File | PTI)

By PTI

PUDUCHERRY: Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today visited five fishermen, who were undergoing treatment at a government hospital here after being rescued off Lakshadweep coast following Ockhi cyclone.

The fishermen from Narambai coastal village near here were caught in the cyclone near the coast of Lakshadweep recently.

Later, they were rescued with the help of the administration of Lakshadweep and were admitted to Indira Gandhi government hospital following complaints of gastroenteritis and damage to soft tissue.

Emerging from the hospital, the Chief Minister told reporters that as soon as his government received information that fishermen from Puducherry were caught in a perilous situation after the cyclone, he got in touch with the Lakshadweep government and sought their assistance to rescue the fishers.

The five were brought back safely to Kerala, from where they returned to Puducherry on Friday last.

"They have shown improvement and were given close attention," Narayanasamy said.

He was accompanied by Minister for Fisheries Malladi Krishna Rao and Welfare Minister M Kandasamy during the visit.

Th Chief Minister further thanked the governments of Lakshadweep and Kerala for responding to the call for help.

Two groups of fishermen from the Union Territory, who were stranded during the cyclone off the coast of Gujarat and Karnataka were also rescued by respective governments, he informed.

All 28 fishermen are now on their way back to Puducherry in, he added.

Narayanasamy assured that the territorial government would extend relief to the cyclone-hit fishermen and a decision on the quantum of relief would be taken at a meeting of the Committee for Disaster Relief Fund scheduled to meet tomorrow.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp