Raigarh: “Police is not only enforcing lockdown by working round the clock but is also helping poor by helping them in getting food and ration in the tough times” these words said by the Raigarh Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh. He is a beacon of hope for the deprived persons across the district and he has set a benchmark by his generous work towards the needy people of the district. Chhattisgarh Home Minister Tamradwaj Sahu and IPS association praised the noble work of a team led by SP Santosh Singh.
Pointing out his teamwork SP Santosh Singh said “Since covid-19 emerged in Chhattisgarh as another part of the state Raigarh has also been facing all kind of challenges. The long-duration lockdown has disproportionately hurt the poor due to a lack of food, shelter, and other basic needs. Further closed borders of states have resulted in the disruption of the supply of essential commodities and inflation due to fear of shortage. In that case, our district police took action and decided to help vulnerable sections in the region”.
“We have distributed more than 35000 ready-to-eat food packets through police help desk so far to the needy people affected by lockdown and people of other states who have stranded here due to lockdown. The police distributed dry ration vegetables, fruits, and ready-to-eat food packets with public assistance amid lockdown. Meanwhile, relief has been provided to the weaker section on a large scale by the district administration and municipal ward corporators in their respective wards as well” SP Santosh Singh added.
Raigarh Police help desk and various social organizations have been distributed to approx. 35,600 persons to daily wage workers, rickshaw pullers any many more who are struggling to earn a single meal in a day. Still a packet of dry ration is kept in the stock. Arrangements are being made to contact needy persons and every day ready-to-eat packets are being distributed in the city through patrolling” Singh stated.
Apart from this in the second wave of Corona, medical facilities were also made available to many people through the Police Help Desk. Initially, there were frequent calls to the police help desk of the relatives of infected patients for help in oxygen, beds, medicine, help was provided to them as much as possible from the nodal officers of the help desk, senior officers, station in-charges. At the same time, people who were constantly contacting the police office for e-pass were helped in e-pass and like the first lockdown people of other districts who were stranded here due to lockdown were sent back to their home district by arranging vehicles. He said further.