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Uttarakhand flood: Fortis sends doctors to state

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare on Saturday sent doctors and medical supplies to flood-affected Uttarakhand for relief operations, said a statement here. Fortis Healthcare, through the Fortis Foundation, has sent over a tonne of emergency medicines and a team of 18 doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff as part of project Fortis SEWA to provide relief to victims in the calamity-stricken areas of Uttarakhand, it added. Team Fortis SEWA has set up a base camp at Dehradun and is working with the local administration, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force, it said.

Himachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand along with parts of Haryana, Delhi and UP experienced heavy rainfall that triggered devastating floods. As of June 2013, official figures suggest that over a 1000 people have died while over lakhs are missing. Damage to roads and bridges has stranded over 70,000 pilgrims and tourists at various places.

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