Chinchinim VP gearing up to help senior citizens with essentials

NT NETWORK

Margao

Chinchinim panchayat has begun the task to prepare inventory of
available food and essential items even as the panchayat submits list of over
200 senior citizens who need supplies.

The village panchayat has identified 45 senior citizens in Dandea waddo
alone while concerns loom over disruption of supply chain as provisional stores
fail to cope up with panic buying over the announcement of lockdown by the
government.

Speaking to this daily, the deputy sarpanch Valentino Baretto said the
panchayat has already sent a list of over 200 senior citizens, most of whom
live alone, through the BDO. The panchayat has also been in touch with a
leading retail super market chain, however, due to panic buying the stocks are
exhausted.

He said that “we are monitoring the situation even as the supermarket is
expecting the stocks to arrive from Thursday.” He said that the
supermarket will then start supply of essentials through home delivery
service.

In Sarzora, the village panchayat has identified around 86 senior
citizens even as uncertainty continues over delivery of essential commodities to
the villagers. The sarpanch Sabita Mascarenhas said “We have followed all
instructions but now the people are asking questions over supply of essential
commodities and we have no answers.”

She said the government should have planned well in advance before
taking drastic steps as questions will now arise as to when will the senior
citizens get the essential commodities.
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Source:: The Navhind Times

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