KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand today inquired Chief District Officers (CDOs) of 20 districts to take stock of preparedness on part of the concerned authorities to protect vulnerable people from cold wave and snowfall in those places.
Cold waves in Terai and snowfall in mountainous regions are taking a toll on the lives and livelihood of many impoverished and vulnerable community people. The government had decided to provide warm clothes and firewood to save the vulnerable from winter blues, said minister’s press coordinator Madhusudan Bhattarai.
Ringing up the CDOs, Minister Khand instructed them to arrange warm clothes and firewood to the targeted communities. The Minister also enquired CDOs about law and order situation in their respective districts. The minister had inquired CDOs of Manang, Dadeldhura, Gorkha, Taplejung, Bajhang, Solukhumbu, Mugu, Khotang, Okhaldhunga, Sunsari, Udayapur and Panchthar among others, about their preparedness to protect vulnerable people from cold wave and snowfall, informed Bhattarai.
He also inquired about vaccination drives against COVID-19 in their districts, shared Bhattarai.
The Minister also inquired about the local government’s response to COVID-19 prevention, control and cure of the infected ones. He also expressed concern over the Nepali returnee migrant workers and the possible transmission of COVID-19.