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‘Covid canteen’: Don’t hesitate to call 112 or 181 for doorstep delivery

Needy +ve patients need not worry about food

SSP Navjot Singh Mahal with the food delivery van in Hoshiarpur.

Our Correspondent

Hoshiarpur, May 14

The district police on Friday started its ‘Covid canteen’ at the local Police Lines to make prepared food available at the doorsteps of needy and poor positive patients. Formally starting the canteens at Police Lines, SSP Navjot Singh Mahal said this initiative has been launched on the directives of Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh and DGP Dinkar Gupta and receiving calls on helpline numbers 112 or 181 from the poor patients, the teams exclusively deputed for this purpose would provide the food to them at the earliest.

Mahal told that the operations will be supervised by the SP (D) Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu along with DSPs Jaspreet Singh and Madhavi Sharma at the Police Lines, the SSP said, adding that this canteen would cater to the positive patients in Hoshiarpur and its adjoining villages.

He also stated that all the DSPs in the sub-divisions of the district have been directed to ensure that the food will be provided to patients at their doorsteps after receiving calls on helpline numbers.

What will a ‘police canteen thali offer’?

The food will contain a dal, vegetable, salad and chapattis, cooked with proper care and hygiene. After preparation, these are to be taken in food delivery vans of Hoshiarpur police.

First call comes from Tanda

The SSP told the reporters that maiden call has been received from Tanda area, where a positive patient and his wife were not having food. Getting information on helpline, a police team reached there and provided them food.

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