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Ensure proper transportation for healthcare providers: LG

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed officials to ensure proper transport arrangements for the healthcare providers and expressed concern over the reports of misbehaviour with them by their landlords amid the pandemic coronavirus.

In a statement, the Raj Niwas said Baijal has directed the District Magistrates, Zonal Deputy Commissioners of MCDs and district DCPs to take strict penal action against such landlords and house-owners under the relevant provisions of law.

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The LG said at this juncture, we should support all frontline workers who are fighting against this pandemic to safeguard the society.

The Delhi government has already issued the Delhi Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 for prevention and containment of COVID-19 and such behaviour is punishable under the relevant law.

“LG directed concerned departments to ensure proper transport arrangements for the health care providers from their residence to hospitals to allow them hassle free commute to their workplace. The LG further appealed to all for cooperation and collaboration,” the Raj Niwas said.

–IANS

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