Punjab

AMID CURFEW, DC GIVES HEALING TOUCH TO TWO RURAL FAMILIES BY PROVIDING AMBULANCE AT THEIR DOORSTEPS

March 28, 2020 09:58 PM

Responding swiftly to the phone call from Asha worker, Deputy Commissioner dispatched Red Cross ambulance to take sick persons to the civil hospital

Ferozepur (Manish Bawa)

Espousing the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's efforts to provide basic and emergency services to the needy people at their doorstep, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh on Saturday ensured ambulance services for two families to take their sick members to the civil hospital.

Taking a swift action on the phone call from an Asha worker Salwinder Kaur of Village Khilchi Kadim, the deputy commissioner immediately dispatched an ambulance at the doorstep of one of the villagers named Sukha whose wife Mrs. Neta was not feeling well and in need of emergency medical services.

The Red Cross ambulance reached the village within a couple of minutes after the instructions issued by the deputy commissioner and rushed the sick woman Neta to the civil hospital Ferozepur, where her treatment was initiated by the expert doctors.

DC AUTHORIZES TEHSILDAR NAYAB TEHSILDARS TO ISSUE TRANSIT PASSES

To facilitate the people who have stuck away from their homes and want to get back home, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh has authorized Tehsildars and Nayab Tehsildars of the district to issue transit passes to such people of their respective areas. Divulging more, the deputy commissioner said that it has come to his knowledge that some people are stuck here in Ferozepur and want to get back to their family and required transit passes for the same purpose. 



Similarly, the ambulance and medical services were provided to a sick person in the village Khanpur who requested an ambulance to the deputy commissioner. Secretary district Red Cross society Mr. Ashoke Bahal said that giving major succor to the two families, the ambulance and medical services were provided to these two poor and needy families.

Hailing the efforts of Asha Worker Salwinder Kaur, the deputy commissioner Mr. Kulwant Singh said that it was our duty to come forward for the help of needy and weaker sections of the society in this hour of distress. The deputy commissioner said that all the emergency and essential services have been exempted from the curfew so that people of the district can avail of these services. He said that the powers of issuing curfew pass to the stuck up people have been delegated to the Tehsildars and Nayab Tehsildars and similarly curfew passes have been issued to essential services providers including vegetable, fruit and grocery sellers and chemists.

The deputy commissioner further said that a district-level fund has also been raised to help the poor people as district administration was duty-bound to extend a helping hand to the people of the district. Mr. Kulwant Singh said that every effort was being made to further streamline the supply of essential goods amidst the curfew and assured the people that no stone would be left unturned for this noble cause.

DC AUTHORIZES TEHSILDAR NAYAB TEHSILDARS TO ISSUE TRANSIT PASSES

To facilitate the people who have stuck away from their homes and want to get back home, Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh has authorized Tehsildars and Nayab Tehsildars of the district to issue transit passes to such people of their respective areas. Divulging more, the deputy commissioner said that it has come to his knowledge that some people are stuck here in Ferozepur and want to get back to their family and required transit passes for the same purpose. He further added that all the Tehsildars and Nayab Tehsildars are now hereby authorized to issue transit passes to such people so that they can get back home without any further delay.

Mr. Kulwant Singh asked all the authorized officers to follow the due procedure laid by the state government while issuing such passes adding he directed all the concerned officers to mention vehicle numbers on the passes along with the names of traveled stations i.e. starting station to end station. 

MCs, Nagar Panchayats and Gram Panchayat authorized to spend funds from their income to help distressed people: Deputy Commissioner

CALLED UPON ALL MCs AND VILLAGE PANCHAYATA TO COME FORWARD TO SERVE WEAKER SECTIONS

Deputy Commissioner Ferozepur Mr. Kulwant Singh has said that on the directive of state government the Municipal Councils, Nagar Panchayats and Gram Panchayats have been authorized to use their funds and incomes to cater the needy people and weaker sections of the society.

Divulging more, the deputy commissioner said that the state government has enabled all class one MCs to spend Rs. 25,000 per day and a maximum amount of Rs. 5 Lac during whole lockdown and curfew period where as class B and C MCs are now authorized to spend a sum of Rs. 15,000 per day and maximum of Rs. 2.50 Lac during whole period. The deputy commissioner added that similarly, the gram Panchayats can spend Rs. 5000 per day maximum amount of Rs. 50000 during the whole lockdown period to help people with Ration and other daily needs.

He said that during curfew-like circumstances some people rely on their daily wages i.e. Rickshaw puller, daily wagers, construction workers and other laborers have to face a lot of difficulties to meet their family needs adding he said that the state government has authorized all the MCs and Panchayats to help such people by spending money from their funds.

Mr. Kulwant Singh exhorted all the MCs and Panchayats to immediately follow the orders issued by the state government to provide relief to the needy and poor people in the urban and rural areas so that they can be strengthened during this lockdown period. The deputy commissioner asked Deputy Director Local Bodies department, ADC (development) and Panchayat development department to ensure the implementation of the guidelines issued by the state government.

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