About 350 homeless people in Kochi shifted to camps


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The food required for the camp inmates is made available through sponsorship. Police including women cops are deployed to ensure security at the camps.

Kakkanad: About 350 people, including women and children who were living in streets in Kochi, have been shifted to relief camp arranged at SRV High School as part of coronavirus preventive measures. The action was taken following the order by sub-collector Snehil Kumar Singh. The corporation secretary told mathrubhumi.com that all basic amenities have been arranged at the camp.

The people in the streets were shifted to relief camps after cleaning and sanitizing to ensure hygiene. Food, drinking water, bed and other facilities are arranged in the camp. The food required for the camp inmates is made available through sponsorship. Police including women cops are deployed to ensure security at the camps, said corporation secretary R S Anu.

The secretary also made it clear that they are discussing whether migrant labourers should be shifted to seperate camps. COVID Incident Commander Snehil Kumar Singh had ordered to shift the homeless people within Kochi corporation limit to camps. The corporation secretary was in charge of implementing the order as per Disaster Management Act. The order also directs to ensure hygiene, safety and medical help in the camps.

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