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People in rural areas lack information, infra to fight Coronavirus pandemic: Mahaldar

Chairman Reconciliations, Return and Rehabilitations of Kashmiri Migrants, Satish Mahaldar Monday said the people living in the rural areas severely lack information, knowledge, infrastructure and the means to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.In a statement

Post by on Monday, March 30, 2020

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Chairman Reconciliations, Return and Rehabilitations of Kashmiri Migrants, Satish Mahaldar Monday said the people living in the rural areas severely lack information, knowledge, infrastructure and the means to fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
In a statement issued, he said Sarpanch, Panch, MLAs, MLC till now have neither visited their villages nor distributed masks and disinfectants nor had initiated any awareness programs.
Further, he said most of the district health centres, hospitals and doctors do not have the appropriate gear/tools/equipment to combat COVID-19. “In district hospitals there are no ventilators, and neither are there adequate medicines to cater to the needs of common man.”
Most of the ration depots, Mahaldar said are closed and the ration has not been supplied to the needy ones. “Few store owners even have reduced the average allocation of rice from 3.25 kgs to 2.5 kgs to individuals on their own and without any official orders,” he said.
Similarly, he said in places Jagti/ and other migrant camps, people are most vulnerable and they do not have any adequate facilities, awareness about the combating of COVID-19.

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