Friday, April 17, 2020

MP raise issues of islanders before Admn.

Issue No. 1: Shri Kuldeep Rai Sharma, Member of Parliament, A&N Islands in continuation of his earlier letter dated 08.04.2020 regarding arrangements for bringing our Islanders on free of cost stranded at different States/UTs has further wrote a letter to the Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands on 15.04.2020 informing that since the lockdown period has been extended upto 3rd May, 2020 and the UT Administration don't have any data about the number of Islanders stranded in which State/UTs.  Hence, in order to collect the details of each Islander such as name, current place of stay, city, contact number etc., he suggested that the Administration may make a central database of all the stranded Islanders in different States/UTs through a control room by publishing in the news papers, Pradeshik Samachar, Social Media asking them or their relative to give the details of such individuals, so that it is easy for the Administration to make an action plan accordingly for bringing them to Port Blair from mainland free of cost.   

Issue No. 2: The Member of Parliament, A&N Islands has also wrote a letter to the Hon'ble Lt. Governor, A&N Islands on 15.04.2020 informing him that a large number of poor people are residing in remote area of Revenue and forest area and they were used to visit nearest Health Centres for their health checking as and when required. However, due to imposition of lockdown since 19.03.2020 which has been now extended upto 3rd May, 2020, these peoples are facing great difficulties for their health check up and medicine etc.  Hence, he requested the Hon'ble Lt. Governor to organise health camps in the remote revenue and forest areas by deputing medical team consisting doctor with supporting staff with medicine.

Issue No.3: Besides the above said two issues, the Member of Parliament Mr. Sharma has also taken up one more matter with the Chief Secretary, A&N Administration on 15.04.2020 that few Islanders who went to Visakhapatnam for medical treatment have been stranded there and due to lockdown subsequently extended upto 3rd May, 2020, these peoples are facing financial hardships for accommodation and other expenses for food etc.   Hence, he requested the Chief Secretary to pass necessary direction to the concerned authorities to open the Guest House at Visakhapatnam for the Islanders at this time of crises as done in the other places like Chennai, Kolkatta and Delhi.

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