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Maintain supply chain of essentials to containment zones: AAP

Maintain supply chain of essentials to containment zones: AAP

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31 Jul 2020 No comment 37 hits

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Aam Admi Party (AAP), in a memorandum submitted to the South Goa District Collector, on Friday, has demanded with the district administration to maintain supply chain of essentials to the containment zones.

“Mangor Hill and Zuarinagar are still  containment zones. The administration is seen faltering, as it does not have proper data of even population profiles of people living in the containment zones. Reports suggest that Mangor Hill has over 4,000 while Zuarinagar has over 15,000 people and most of them are daily wage earners,” mentions the memorandum. “With these people being in containment zones for quite some time, the approach to handle these containment zones has to be different.

The hunger, thirst and medicine issues cannot be kept for future but have to be addressed now. Even overheads such as power bills can be made to wait for these people whose welfare has a direct bearing on the rest of the people outside containment zones,” Elvis Gomes, convenor of  AAP said after submitting the memorandum. 

He also demanded that the Cuncolim industrial area be declared as containment zone.

Gomes said, “The government has to maintain the supply chain of essentials before the people become restless and move out in search of these  essentials and medical help, and in the process  spread the virus to others. The government should also bring in the GIDC to help these people with their CSR programme.” The AAP also suggested the district Collector to go for mass testing of the people  staying in the containment zones before lifting the restrictions with reports within  48 hours. 

The party also urged the government through the memorandum to create financial security for the  frontline warriors, who are battling COVID and providing essential services to the affected.

Source: Maintain supply chain of essentials to containment zones: AAP

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