Assam launches helpline for residents stranded


By: Express News Service | Guwahati |

Published: April 14, 2020 5:05:55 am





Himanta Biswa Sarma introduced in a press briefing in Guwahati that state authorities has given ,000 every to 21 Assam residents who’re caught outdoors India as a consequence of worldwide journey prohibitions after having travelled there for short-term causes.
Government of Assam on Monday launched a helpline for the state’s residents who’re stranded outdoors within the lockdown and don’t have any monetary means to maintain.

“To help people of Assam stranded in other states we have launched an #AssamCOVIDHelpline No 96-1547-1547. Once people call here, they get an automated response with a link requesting them to submit their details. Upon verification, we shall submit an amount to help them,” state finance and well being minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.

“Those who usually are not in a position to fill the hyperlinks themselves, we’ve a gaggle of younger volunteers from Gauhati University,Assam Engineering College and Cotton College who help these individuals in filling the small print. Volunteers will name again everybody to take particulars,” he added.

Moreover, Sarma introduced in a press briefing in Guwahati that state authorities has given $1,000 every to 21 Assam residents who’re caught outdoors India as a consequence of worldwide journey prohibitions after having travelled there for short-term causes. The second instalment of $1,000 is scheduled to be paid on April 25.

The authorities additionally acquired requests from round 900 individuals who had gone to different components of India for cancer, kidney, coronary heart and liver transplant therapies however are actually caught as a consequence of lockdown. To the accounts of 213 such individuals, the federal government has paid Rs 25,000 every as of now, and the verification of particulars of 700-odd different individuals are ongoing.

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