Coronavirus Fallout

NHRC monitors steps taken by govt agencies

Staff Correspondent

5 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

NHRC monitors steps taken by govt agencies

In light of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act 2009, the commission is regularly monitoring the steps taken by various government agencies to prevent the coronavirus and send recommendations to the government, highlighting the inconsistencies, according to a release of NHRC.

The hope is that the government, private organizations and people of different classes of profession stand beside the day laborer and disadvantaged people in the face of this humanitarian disaster. Cooked food or relief is being provided to the distress people at home or in places where they live.

However, the media reports show that in some cases, relief is being distributed without any coordination. Thus, such relief is not reaching the right person while on the other hand the risk of transmission of coronavirus is increasing due to the distribution of relief without keeping distance and following the hygiene among the masses.

Instead of the presence of hundreds of people on the street, it will prevent the viral infections if food is being provided at the home of the unemployed starving people.

In the context, the Commission urged all concerned to make arrangements to send home-cooked food or relief supplies to their homes, making a list of the most urgent floating people in order to prevent coronavirus infection.