PM Modi held a high-level meeting regarding the heat
PM Modi held a high-level meeting regarding the heat: said- give weather information in easy language, get fire audit of hospitals done
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed preparations related to the upcoming summer season and monsoon in several states across the country. In the meeting, Modi asked the officials to give weather information in simple language. Also instructed to conduct fire audits of hospitals.
In the meeting, PM Modi took an update on the weather preparedness from the officials present. The PM was also briefed about the weather forecast for the next few months, likely monsoon, the impact of the weather on rabi crops and the estimated yield of major crops. The officials also updated the Prime Minister about the ongoing efforts to prepare for possible disasters and eventualities during the summer season.
PM Modi said that every necessary preparation should be done keeping in view the weather. Like doctors, municipalities and panchayat, RAF teams should be alerted beforehand. To deal with the extreme heat conditions, children in schools should be made aware with the help of multimedia lectures. Protocols should be prepared for hot weather. Dos and don'ts should be disseminated to the people with the help of radio jingles, short films and pamphlets.
Apart from this, PM Modi instructed IMD to issue daily weather forecasts in such a way that anyone can understand them easily. It was also discussed in the meeting that media like TV channels, and radio can spend some time explaining weather forecasts in simple language so that people can take precautions to avoid them.
The Prime Minister stressed the need for a fire audit of all hospitals and said that mock fire drills should be conducted by firefighters in all hospitals. The need for coordinated efforts to deal with forest fires was also told. It was discussed that systemic changes should be made to support efforts to prevent and combat wildfires.
The Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Health Secretary, Agriculture Secretary, Earth Sciences Secretary and officials of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) were present at the meeting.