Government puts best efforts to help the elderly and destitute: Assam CM Sonowal
Guwahati, April 26: Assam Government puts efforts to help the elderly. Amid Coronavirus induced nationwide lockdown, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday visited Mothers Old Age Home and State Home for Women in Guwahati.
The Assam Chief Minister interacted with the inmates at both the places besides taking stock of their health condition and availability of food and medicines and also distributed nutritious food items and sanitizers for the inmates.
While visiting Mothers Old Age Home at Hatigaon area in the capital city of Assam, Sonowal said that the state government is also extending all possible support in successfully running the Home.
Further saying that the lockdown is being enforced to ensure good health and safety of the citizens, the Assam Chief Minister said that as elderly persons fall within the vulnerable category, there is a need to ensure regular health check-up for them besides providing nutritious food to boost their immunity.
He also informed that the state government is putting in its best efforts to provide help and support to the elderly and destitute and all departments of the government are working with ‘Team Assam’ spirit to defeat the scourge of novel coronavirus.
Sonowal during his visit to the State Home of Women at Jalukbari in the city, which is run by the Social Welfare Department, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi by declaring nationwide lockdown has allowed the people to keep themselves safe through maintaining social distancing.
He said that keeping this in view the Social Welfare Department has been directed to ensure the safety and well being of the inmates staying in different shelter homes across the State.
Stating that maintaining cleanliness in everyday life provides us an effective shield against the attack of any disease, the Assam Chief Minister urged the inmates to keep themselves aware of the symptoms of COVID-19 pandemic and remain fully cautious.
He informed them about the precautionary measures which are to be taken for self-protection against novel Coronavirus infection.
The Assam Chief Minister further said that daily exercise and yoga are very essential for maintaining a healthy mind and body and asked the Superintendent of the Women Home to adequately focus on extracurricular activities for the children inmates.
He also distributed masks among staff and inmates at the center.
The Assam Chief Minister during the visit also enquired about the quality of food being served to the inmates and measures taken for the education of the children and adolescents staying at the Home.