The Government of India will allow doorstep delivery of medicines and drugs to people in view of the three-week nationwide coronavirus lockdown. The notification in this regard will be published soon in the Gazette of India. Already, certain states have committed to avail people of necessary items like food and medicines through doorstep delivery.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that police will take responsibility to deliver food at doorsteps and it will be monitored by District Magistrates and Police Superintendents. She also said that there is a need to ensure that there is no scarcity of food in the wake of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown.
Assuring the people of Uttar Pradesh that there is no need to panic, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that vegetables, milk, medicines and other essential commodities will be delivered to houses of people from Wednesday. The state government will encourage home delivery by hotels and restaurants, but will ensure people to not gather at these places.
The Jammu and Kashmir government too is considering doorstep ration distribution to the consumers in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan said on Sunday. In this regard, the advisor directed all the deputy commissioners to work out a plan for doorstep distribution of ration and other essential commodities to the consumers so that long queues and large gatherings at ration depots could be avoided.
(With PTI inputs) (PTI photo)