STATE TIMES NEWS KATHUA: To take account of condition of migrant and industrial labours, slum dwellers, destitute and needy people of Kathua, Deputy Commissioner, O P Bhagat today visited them and inquired about the difficulties being faced by them during lockdown. During the visit, DC found that the labour of Brick Kilns and other factories in Kathua were properly looked after by their proprietors and they have provided ration of 7 days in advance to their labours. Bhagat on the occasion, interacted with the laborers and asked them to remain in their home, maintain social distancing and keep the surroundings clean and hygienic. He also provided the contact number of various volunteers and self-help groups to the laborers, in case they face any difficulty in finding any essentials or medicine, they can call on these numbers, DC said. He also informed them that a 24X7 control room especially to deal with this situation is also functional in Kathua and they can call any time to seek help, prompt response and action assured. He further advised them that in this testing time they should co-operate with the District Administration by following the directives issued by them to break the chain of Covid-19 and make this lockdown a success. Elaborating other initiatives of the District Administration, DC said that home delivery of essentials and medicines through mobile call has been started and a team of dedicated officers is working round the clock to ensure these deliveries should reach the caller on time. Similarly the Quarantine Centers have been strengthened across the district by providing all the basic amenities to the inmates. Besides, health desk at every Quarantine Center, TV with Dish connection, Mobile Laundry service, Sports and Music equipments were also provided to the inmates. With regard to sanitation, Deputy Commissioner said that intensive sanitation cum fumigation drives are being carried out throughout the District by RDD and Municipalities to contain the spread of Coronavirus infection.
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