DM Surya Pal Gangwar warns against any laxity in running winter shelter homes

Lucknow: Keeping in view the cold wave, District Magistrate Lucknow  Surya Pal Gangwar suddenly inspected the temporary night shelter located at K.G.M.U. Trauma Center.

The arrangements being made in the night shelters were seen during the inspection. It was also informed that no laxity will be tolerated in any night shelter.

During the inspection, strict instructions were given by the District Magistrate that every day from 6 o’clock in the evening, all the officers will ensure that the people sleeping in the open are taken to the night shelters and blankets are provided to the needy people while roaming in their respective areas.

The District Magistrate said if there is a shortage of blankets in the night shelter, then he can get more blankets by contacting the concerned Additional City Magistrates. The following guidelines were given in the inspection by the District Magistrate: –

1) Night shelter located at K.G.M.U. Trauma Center:- The District Magistrate, while continuously in the field, suddenly inspected the night shelter located at K.G.M.U. Trauma Center. During the inspection, the doors of the temporary night shelter built in the premises of the trauma center were found locked and many people were found sleeping outside the night shelter. Expressing strong displeasure  the District Magistrate, ensured the night shelter doors were immediately opened and strict instructions were given that the night shelter doors would not be closed. Also instructed that the gates of all the temporary night shelters that have been built will not be closed and people will never be stopped from coming to the night shelters.

After opening the doors of the night shelter, it was found that there was a lot of space in the night shelter. For which the District Magistrate gave a stern warning to the incharge and directed that everyone should be immediately shifted inside the night shelter. If anyone is found sleeping outside, action will be taken against the incharge, he said.

All the people sleeping outside in front of him were shifted inside the night shelter by the District Magistrate. During the inspection, the relatives of the patients were interacted with by the District Magistrate and blankets were made available to them. The District Magistrate instructed that the number of bonfires in the premises of the Trauma Center should be increased. Strict instructions were given by him that the relatives of the patients should not face any inconvenience. Along with the above, instructions were also given to the Outpost Incharge Trauma Center that no one should be allowed to sleep outside, as well as police force should be deployed to ensure that no one is sleeping outside in the open.

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