Hyderabad: Women and Child Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod on Wednesday came to the rescue of a woman named Padma and her three children, who were struggling to get food during lockdown in Sangareddy district.
Following the death of her husband, Padma, hailing from Jogipeta in Dakoor mandal in Sangareddy district, used to feed her children with the food collected from the bus stops in the district. Owing to Covid-19, she could not secure a proper job to eke out a livelihood.
With the bus station being left empty due to the lockdown, Padma started facing problems in getting food. On coming to know about her plight, the Minister deputed officials from the Department of Women and Child Welfare to the spot to rescue Padma and her family.
On seeing the three emaciated children, the officials conducted Covid test on them which came out negative. Then, they shifted the family to their native place in Jogipeta in the department’s transit vehicle and supplied essential commodities to them.
Nutritious food, which is provided at Anganwadi centres, was also provided to the children.
Officials spoke to the village Sarpanch and asked him to take care of the family during this lockdown. The Minister appreciated the Sarpanch for extending help to the Covid-hit family.
Minister lauds police
Mahabubabad: Stating that Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao had announced a lockdown to save the lives of the people from Covid-19, Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod appreciated the police for enforcing the lockdown efficiently in the district.
She along with SP Nandyala Koti Reddy and other police officials toured the town to inspect the lockdown situation here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, she said that the police had been working for the last year to check the spread of the Covid and making the people aware of safety protocol.
“Nearly 4,000 people with Covid symptoms were identified in the district. They were all given the medicine and provided with facilities,” she said adding that medical services are available to treat the patients at hospitals. She urged the people to cooperate with the police in the implementation of the lockdown, and protect themselves from the deadly virus.
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