Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today wrote to CMs of all states urging them to assist people from Odisha who are stranded across different parts of the country amid nationwide lockdown for coronavirus outbreak.
“I would make an earnest appeal to you that any person or group of persons from Odisha stranded in any part of your State may please be assisted with basic food, accommodation, security etc. I will be very grateful if this message is passed on to all the District Collectors of your State,” Naveen said in the letter.
Patnaik mentioned that the Odisha Government will bear the cost required for their safekeeping. He also assured the CMs regarding assistance towards persons of other states in Odisha.
“At the same time, I have also directed all our district Collectors to assist persons in need from other States. Their cost will be met from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. We have put a monitoring team with our Principal Secretary, Home Department to look after this and co-ordinate,” he said in the letter.