Areas affected by the ash fall are served by the Chimborazo Prefecture

The Chimborazo Prefecture, this Friday, continued with immediate response actions in the areas affected by the ash fall from the Sangay volcano.

Based on the support and coordination policy established in the Provincial COE, we collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock to serve 3,500 livestock at risk with the three Agroveterinary Mobile Clinics; in Alausí, Guamote, Pallatanga, Chambo and Penipe, benefiting more than 450 families affected by the ash fall and who are dedicated to livestock as an economic activity, which is daily sustenance for their homes. In addition, 20 tons of green, not exportable, was delivered as livestock feed in the Pungalá and San Juan parishes, belonging to the Riobamba canton.

“It is carrying out a campaign to apply liver protectors and restorative agents to cattle due to the ash fall, in order to improve the physical condition and protect the animals. The application of vitamins is free, like all the works carried out by the Chimborazo Prefecture ”, indicated Emilio Aguiar, Productive Development technician.

Also, in coordination with the Ministry of Public Health, the Mobile Health Unit treated more than 65 patients from the priority care groups of the Licto parish of the Riobamba canton in the specialties of: dentistry, general medicine and provision of free medicines. In addition, in the Tunshi San Javier community (in the same area), oral hygiene kits for boys and girls and surgical masks for prevention were delivered to the local population.

“It is important for all the peasant settlers who suffer from the ash fall these days, that the doctors from the Provincial Board arrive to provide them free care. May God continue to allow the Prefect to continue helping us because it is beneficial for the people of the countryside, it is also an economic relief for us, “said Ambrosio Tenelema, a former community leader.

And through the Provincial Board, 325 food rations were delivered to families from the parishes of Flores, Punín and Licto, belonging to the Riobamba canton, in order to contribute to the existing needs, due to the fall of volcanic dust. This action is carried out in coordination with the Ministry of Economic and Social Inclusion (MIES).

The benefited families are those who are in a state of vulnerability, prioritizing the elderly, people with disabilities and single mothers at risk, affected by the health, economic and natural crisis.

“Faced with the crisis that we are experiencing, not only in the issue of the pandemic, but also with the impact of ash, it has been arranged immediately to reach out with these resources for each of their families. This aid has been carried out continuously in each of the province’s territories, it is not a current job, we have come constantly and committed to this work of social aid in Chimborazo ”, assured Vinicio Chávez, Director of the Board of Trustees.

On the other hand, they began with the cleaning, restoring, generation of ditches and placement of an armic on an alternate road that will be enabled in the coming days by the Provincial Government, connecting the Pungalapamba and Alao communities, belonging to the Riobamba canton .

“This is an alternative route of 14 kilometers (…) that will be fully enabled between Wednesday or Thursday of next week,” said César Vinueza, Coordinator of Public Works projects.

The main road that connects these communities is affected and completely disabled, due to a landslide, the technical report of the risk and local institutions is awaited to proceed with the works.

Every day coordination actions are carried out with the different state portfolios to meet the needs of the Chimboracenses, in the face of the emergency presented by the ash fall due to the eruptive activity of the Sangay volcano.

We remain active with the entire technical team of the Chimborazo Prefecture to carry out immediate response actions when any adverse event occurs in all the cantons of the province.