Back from Uttrakhand after participating in relief work on behalf of the 'Art of Living' organisation, Punjab chief parliamentary secretary Dr Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Monday said that the death toll could be much higher than anticipated.
"We reached there about a week ago and the situation was horrible. We had food items, clothes, tents and medicines and tried our best to reach maximum number of people," she added.
Dr Sidhu, who was part of the 150 volunteers of the 'Art of Living', claimed that she even examined the patients and gave them medicines.
"Definitely, after seeing ill people, the doctor in me couldn't stop. We arranged a place to keep medicines and people coming with problems were given medicines. We were stationed in Rishikesh while many of our volunteers moved ahead," she said.
Dr Sidhu applauded the work of Indian Army and mentioned that much more was needed to be done by the Uttarakhand government.
The BJP MLA said, "We will return to the disaster-hit state after gathering more relief material. Plans are afoot to adopt few villages."