Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader called upon the party leaders and workers, public representatives and affluent people to stand by the distressed people along with the government during the coronavirus crisis.
“Human beings show humanitarian approaches by standing beside one other during any disaster. So, party leaders and workers and affluent people will have to stand by the destitute during this pandemic,” he told a regular press conference at his official residence on Tuesday.
Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, said prevention is better than cure during any pandemic situation.
“We will have to build strong resistance by staying cautious at the highest level to safeguard ourselves from the clutch of coronavirus pandemic,” he said.
He said a little bit of negligence and indifference can put an entire family in deep crisis, so everyone must remain conscious. The minister said the government has taken multifaceted initiatives to ensure food and financial security of the poor and working class people.
Around one crore families will get food aid in the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.Mentioning that water levels in several rivers have risen in different parts of the country, especially in the northern region which created a possibility of flooding, Quader said preparations have been taken at the directive of the prime minister to minimize the possible losses and lessen the sufferings of the people in the areas where water levels have risen.