Lockdown: Odisha directs collectors for safety of women at camps

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has directed collectors of all districts to ensure safety of women and girls at camps for migrants labourers across the state during the lockdown.

Labour and ESI Department Secretary Anu Garg has written a letter to the collectors in this regard. They have also been asked to utilise trained counsellors available in districts for psychosocial counselling of those staying at the camps.

In order to resolve the language barrier for communicating with the migrant labourers of other states, the collectors have been directed to identify people of their community in the districts who could converse with them in their language.

Proper sanitation at the camps, especially toilets, provision of soaps, masks, sanitizers, mosquito nets, provision of sanitary napkins etc. through NGOs/CSR have also been emphasized by Garg.

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