Medicines to homes, & food for the poor in Jamshedpur

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After groceries, vegetables, milk and bread, the district administration is trying to deliver the medicines to doorstep so as to enforce the lockdown in the steel city.”We have divided the city into 10 zones and issued WhatsApp and mobile numbers of two-three medicine shops in those zones who have agreed to our initiative of doorstep delivery of medicine and surgical items,” as stated by the deputy commissioner (DC) Ravi Shankar Shukla. “The service will start from tomorrow (Saturday). The objective is to initiate lockdown so that people do not come out on roads even for essential needs.”

The DC also informed about starting of the Mukhya Mantri Canteen Yojana so that daily wage earners and the needy get food.Packed vegetarian food would be given free of cost during the period of lockdown at three points (auto-rickshaw stand at Sakchi, Mango Chowk, and Jhabri Basti in Sonari) from Friday. Usually foods should be given at Rs 5 per packet but we would not be charging any amount during lockdown period. However, our magistrates would ensure that beneficiaries maintain social distance of 1m while taking the food,” Shukla said.

The administration is also plannig to distribute hand sanitizers at a minimum price.”Rakshak sanitizers made at the laboratory of the NIT in Adityapur will be available for the masses in the next three-four days. Each packet of 200ml would be priced at Rs 20 and those having ration cards will only have to pay Rs 5,” Shukla added.

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