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Medical team arrives in trouble-hit areas

A day before prime minister’s visit, the Centre on Friday rushed two teams of doctors and nurses to Kokrajhar and Chirang to boost efforts to provide relief and medical help to the refugees. In a video conference with Assam Chief Secretary Naba Kumar Das, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth reviewed the relief and medical arrangements for the victims.

According to official sources, two teams of physician, gynaecologist, paediatrician, public health specialists, resident doctors and nurses have arrived in the violence hit areas on Friday night. Nearly two lakh people have taken shelter in 250 relief camps in the five riot-hit districts of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa and Dhubri.

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