Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has again stood with humanitarian support beside the country’s destitute and vulnerable people hit hard by the second wave of corona.
The prime minister herself has been monitoring the humanitarian assistance activities along with providing necessary directives, aiming to offset the adverse impact of the deadly virus attack.
To this end, the prime minister will provide financial help of Taka 2,500 each to some 36 lakh severely-affected families, as she has reassured the nation that her government remained beside the people asking them “not to be panicked”.
“As soon as the current lockdown started, distribution of humanitarian assistance began as per the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,” said Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Secretary Md. Tofazzel Hossain Miah.
While talking to a group of newsmen at his office on Thursday afternoon, he said temporary workless, low-income, destitute and vulnerable people along with other groups in society across the country are getting this assistance.
As part of the efforts to minimize the sufferings of low-income people and daily wage earners amid the lockdown, the PMO secretary said, the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief at the instruction of the prime minister has started distribution of Taka 590 crore from the beginning of the current shutdown across the country.