CMP takes ‘appreciable’ initiative

Staff Correspondent

1 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The multi-dimensional initiatives taken by the Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) to fight against the coronavirus pandemic have earned huge appreciation in the port city.

The series of initiatives includes introduction of hotline numbers, home delivery services, emergency transport facilities and distribution of food items among the marginal people.

A total of 3,000 families were provided necessary food items by the CMP North Zone in cooperation with a business group on Monday. The program was inaugurated by the CMP Commissioner Md Mahabubor Rahman.

The Chattogram district police also came up with awareness and cleaning programme, and distribution of food items to 2,000 families under its 16 police stations. 

Police imposed ban on all sorts of public gathering at tourist spots, community centers and clubs while all types of markets and shops excluding those of daily commodities and medicine remained closed to prevent the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Earlier, a total of 973 people were sent to home quarantine in Chattogram to prevent the outbreak.

Amid the growing complaints over violating the directive of home-quarantine and demand for food items, CMP introduced a hotline number.

CMP has also taken a unique and special initiative for ‘home delivery service’ of the daily essentials and medicines for the city dwellers to help them stay at homes.

The CMP is also providing emergency transportation facility for doctors and patients at any hour of the day as public transport remained off the road.

Besides, police spread disinfectants at a number of places of the city including Dampara, WASA intersection and Punak areas.

Regular awareness campaign through miking and other social media sites were also noticed in this period.

CMP also formed a ‘quick response’ team to ensure treatment of any coronavirus affected patient.

The 11-member team comprises medical officers, nurses and pharmacists.