Delhi Health Minister issues directives for facilities in night shelters
(Sourced from PTI)
Delhi Urban Development Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday issued directives to the officials of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to enhance the existing facilities available in night shelters -- like availability of hot water, evening tea, and increase in the number of toilets. He reviewed the provision of amenities, met the inhabitants, and examined the compliance of coronavirus-related precautions at the night shelters.
"I have come to inspect the additional amenities at raen basera. Officials have been instructed to increase the facility for providing hot water, evening tea, and the number of toilets," said Jain during the inspection, as per the statement issued by the government.
Satyendar Jain visited the DUSIB night shelters at ISBT, Dandi Park, and Geeta Colony. A new porta cabin 'raen baser' at Sarai Kale Khan, which can accommodate around 100 people, along with two waterproof and fireproof temporary night shelters -- with a capacity of 60 and 25 beds respectively -- were also inaugurated by the minister during the visit.
Jain said no positive cases have been found in raen baseras yet, and if any person is found symptomatic, they will be sent to the nearby mohalla clinics for testing. "The facilities being provided by DUSIB in the night shelters are quite satisfactory. All COVID-related precautions are being met. Upon entering, body temperature is monitored, and sanitizers are provided at all locations," he added.