Port Blair, July 2: As part of his tour to various remote places in the islands, the Member of Parliament, Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, along with Shri V. Candavelou, Commissioner–cum–Secretary (Health), Dr. Omkar Singh, Director of Health Services and Shri Yash Chaudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Nicobar today visited Campbell Bay and Kamorta. The MP, along with the health authorities has been visiting different places in the islands to take stock of the impact of the second wave of Covid-19 and to assess the preparedness to combat the anticipated third wave of Covid-19 and also to review the medical facilities available in various places in the islands.

During his trip to Campbell Bay and Kamorta, the health team visited Lakshmi Nagar, a remote village located 35 km away from Campbell Bay. The residents of the area brought to his notice the problems faced by them due to non-availability of ambulance service. The Director, health assured to look into the matter.

The local residents also informed about the poor BSNL services and demanded that the matter be taken up with the BSNL. The MP assured that he will take up the matter with BSNL. The residents of Great Nicobar also raised the issue of evacuation of stranded people at Campbell Bay and Kamorta to Port Blair and vice versa. The Deputy Commissioner assured that the issues will be resolved at the earliest.

The MP later interacted with the residents of these places who brought to his notice various issues concerning them, specially health related problems faced by the residents. At Campbell Bay, the residents wanted installation and operation of the Dialysis machines and providing ventilators.

Thereafter, the MP and health authorities visited Kamorta and inspected the health facilities there. Residents of Kamorta also raised the issue of installation of a Dialysis Unit in the Kamorta Govt. hospital. The residents raised the issue of evacuation of stranded people from Kamorta.  The MP also held a meeting with the leaders of Tribal Council at Kamorta.