KARACHI Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Wednesday took serious notice of complaints regarding non-provision of food and medical facilities to the flood affectees with the result they are facing hardships. He warned the DCOs of strict action on their negligence, careless and irresponsible attitude in taking care of IDPs and said that serious action will be taken against them. This he directed while presiding over a meeting held at the Chief Ministers House in connection with reviewing the rehabilitation measures for flood-affected people on Wednesday. The Chief Minister directed the DCOs functioning in Sindh province, particularly in flood-affected areas, to pay full attention towards solving the problems and grievances of flood affectees in a befitting manners so that complaint regarding not supplying of food and other issues be solved on priority basis. He also took notice of a reported incident that a flood affectee had committed self-immolation; with the result his 70 per cent body was burnt. The Chief Minister warned the DCOs working in flood-affected areas to improve the performance and handle the situation effectively and properly to resolve problems of those affected families. He said that there are some complaints of share on contract of food being supplied to affectees, and he termed it as a serious crime. He warned that there should be no complaint. Syed Qaim Ali Shah added that there are some DCOs who are working hard and fully striving to redress the grievances of flood affectees, and they will be appreciated while those who are negligent, careless and irresponsible, serious action will be taken against them. The Chief Minister further said that DCOs also possess charge of administrators of the districts and with those powers, they can utilise funds for the rehabilitation purposes so as to meet the need, while they can submit these bills for clearance from government. Syed Qaim Ali Shah also expressed concerns over the situation and said that the provincial government and DCOs are accountable to the government and people, while under rehabilitation process, the affectees residing in camps must be provided food/dry ration up to March 2011, till new crop is harvested. He directed that the affectees be fully looked after as rehabilitation work is going on which is very less in view of the big disaster caused by the floods. Chief Minister Sindh directed the District Coordination Officers to properly look after and be careful to assist the needy and affectees. He said that he will himself visit the affected areas and camps, and will visit the work of rehabilitation there.