Kathmandu, November 4th – Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda,’ has taken swift action to respond to the earthquake that has left a trail of destruction in its wake. He has embarked on a mission to provide aid, accompanied by health workers and essential supplies, to the affected regions.
The Prime Minister’s journey to the quake-affected areas includes a medical team consisting of 16 members from the Nepali Army and a significant stock of vital materials aimed at assisting with rescue, search, and relief operations for earthquake survivors. This initiative is a testament to the government’s commitment to addressing the immediate needs of the affected communities.
To bolster these efforts, Minister for Energy, Water Resources, and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet, along with former Finance Minister Janardan Sharma, have also traveled to the affected areas. Their presence is crucial in coordinating the relief and rescue operations, ensuring that the right resources are directed to where they are needed the most. Minister Basnet, representing Jajarkot, and Sharma, elected from Rukum West, bring local knowledge and a deep commitment to this mission.
Prime Minister Prachanda expressed his deep sadness at the loss of human lives and physical property caused by the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck at 11:47 PM on Friday night, with its epicenter in Ramidanda, Jajarkot. He called upon all concerned parties to join hands in supporting the rescue and relief efforts. The Prime Minister has mobilized all three security agencies to expedite search and rescue operations for those injured in the earthquake.
The Prime Minister’s Secretariat announced that additional security personnel from the three agencies, along with support from neighboring districts, including Surkhet, have been deployed to intensify the search and rescue mission, reflecting the government’s determination to ensure the well-being of the affected populations.