‘Govt to ensure security of Covid-19 hit poor people’


Netrakona Correspondent

The present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provides allowances for old age, Widows and disabled people in the society through issuing old age cards, Widows cards  and disability cards to change their lifestyle. In this way the elder persons, widows and disabled have been enjoying benefits since the current government came in power.

The government working relentlessly for the welfare for helpless, jobless and workless people of the society especially old age, widows and disabled people. This is why, the government introduced allowances system throughout the country.

The government is trying their best to ensure safety and security of the helpless, jobless and workless people who have been facing severe crisis of food following Corona Virus pandemic during the last four months. The government provided them with food items and financial assistance. 

This was said by Alhaj Asraf Ali Khan Khasru, State minister for Social Welfare while speaking as the chief guest in a Cheque distribution ceremony to Cancer, Livercerosis patients organized by District Social Welfare Department, Netrakona at District Social Services Office  on Saturday.

The State minister said, the present  government  continues  providing  financial and food assistance to the poor  people of the country to help them to overcome the corona pandemic. The government is continuing it’s best and sincere efforts for providing financial and food assistance to the needy and jobless people to assist them for mitigating their needs and other  related sufferings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Khasru handed over cheques amounting to taka 98 lakhs among 196 poverty-stricken people, who were suffering from different diseases including cancer, Livercerosis and heart ailments in the district. He urged all to stay home, keep social distance and to use masks at the time.

Deputy director of district social services department Mohammad Alaluddin,  upazila  social services officer of Netrakona sader Abdullah –AL-Mamun  and general secretary of Netrakona press club Shamolendu Paul  were present there.

The meeting was addressed by Md Alauddin, Deputy Director, District Social Welfare Department, Netrakona, Alhaj Kamrunnesa Asraf Dina, wife of State minister for Social Welfare Ministry Asraf Ali Khan Khasru.