Mandi Ahmedgarh, March 31
The civil administration has deployed several nodal officers to redress the problems of those families of the area which are stranded in other parts of the country, and of those in the need medicines and other medical help.
Since inter-state and inter-district travel has been halted owing to the imposition of curfew in the state, to stop the inter-state movement of labourers, the Ministry of Home Affairs has assured that the administration of the concerned district would be roped in to take care of the basic needs and safety of the stranded.
Ahmedgarh SDM Vikrmjit Singh Panthey said Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori had deployed several nodal officers for dealing with the issues of residents of the district who had been stranded in other states. He has also assured that those in need of life-saving drugs, including those required for treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases and thalassemia, would be provided the same at the earliest.
Elaborating on the services being provided by his office, Thori said he had already coordinated with the Deputy Commissioner of Nanded, Maharashtra, where some residents of Sangrur district were reported to be stranded following the announcement of national lockdown.
“I had received information from the DC of Nanded that as many as 161 labourers from Sangrur were stranded there. Though at present, we can do little in bringing them back, but we have requested the administration of Nanded to take care of the safety and comfort of our people,” said Thori.
Thori added he had taken up the issue of supplying certain medicines with the state authorities as these were manufactured in other states, including Himachal Pradesh.
“Since it may take some time for the supply of certain medicines to resume to normal, supply of some life-saving drugs can be acquired by the stranded residents by contacting a nodal officer on 7652961793. The administration will make sure that the arrangements are made as soon as possible,” added Thori.
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