Announce relief package: UCM to Govt

CHRONICLE BUREAU IMPHAL, 1st Apr: Expressing concern over inconveniences faced by poor families due to the lockdown, United Committee of Manipur (UCM) has urged the government to announce relief packages for the marginalised section of the society. In a statement, UCM secretary general Khuraijam Athouba pointed out that the union government has already announced sanction of Rs 1.7 crore relief fund, but the state government is yet to announce its relief fund. He pointed out that daily wagers, labourers and employees of private firms and companies are in distress due to impact of Coronavirus and subsequent lockdown. 



 As such, Athouba appealed to all concerned to join hands in finding a solution to ease the financial problems faced by them.

Urging all to abide by the guidelines laid down by the government for combating the pandemic Coronavirus, UCM appealed to the state government to ensure that all the citizens of the state received the necessary relief materials. Further appealing to the government to recognise the services and sacrifices made by health workers including nurses, doctors, technicians and other medical staff, UCM demanded all private banks, financial institutes, etc., to announce moratorium at least for two months.

Requesting the private firms, institutes and companies to ensure that all their respective employees get their salary regularly, UCM called upon the landlords to take only 50 per cent of the rent for three months from tenants in public interest.

UCM also urged the private hospitals in the state to set up quarantine centres, isolation wards and COVID Treatment centres in their respective hospitals in order to help the government in fighting the virus.

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