DSCC to arrange one-month meals for 50,000 poor families


27th March, 2020 10:24:48 printer

DSCC to arrange one-month meals for 50,000 poor families

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Mohammad Sayeed Khokon today announced of arranging one-month meals for 50,000 families of low income group in the city from tomorrow during the prevailing crisis triggered by the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

“Food distribution for poor families in the capital Dhaka will begin from tomorrow,” he told journalists while witnessing the germicide spraying programme in city’s Gulisthan area.

He said they will reach out foods to poor families through councilors.

Anyone can call at the DSCC’s hotline number to get foods and the ward councilors will help reach foods to respective residences, he added.

DSCC has opened a control room in this regard. Control room numbers are 01709-900703, 01709-900704.

The mayor also urged riches to extend helping hands to stand by low income group people and wage earners.

Khokon said if any citizen of DSCC contacts to the hotline numbers for food, a team comprising of ward councilors and regional nirbahi officer will help reach out foods to his or her doorsteps.

“We are working with a committee comprising seven magistrates to ensure ‘stay at home’ rules for citizens,” he said.