LAHORE – Punjab Chief Secretary Nasir Mehmood Khosa on Thursday presided over a high level meeting at Civil Secretariat to review flood situation and flow of water in rivers and rainwater channels in the province.

The chief secretary said rivers and rainwater courses throughout the province were being monitored round the clock and all arrangements have been finalised to cope with any untoward situation.

He said divisional and district administration was fully alert in this regard. The meeting was informed that all rivers were normal and there was no emergent situation anywhere in the province.

Secretaries of Home, Finance, Irrigation, Communication & Works and Information departments, Director Provincial Disaster Management Authority and other concerned officers were present.

Meanwhile, Secretary Health Arif Nadeem directed Director General Health Dr Nisar Ahmed Cheema to conduct physical verification of health related relief arrangements made for flood high risk districts including Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura and Lahore.

The secretary health gave these instructions while presiding over a meeting regarding reviewing arrangements to ensure provision of quality medical care to the people in flood risk areas.

The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary Health (Technical) Dr. Anwar Janjua, DG Health Punjab Dr. Nisar Cheema and others officers concerned. The secretary directed to ensure presence of medical staff and availability of anti-viral vaccine and other medicines.