AMDAVAD MUNICIPAL CORPORATION COVID -19 : Steps taken for “Managing Lockdown” To ensure that people don’t come out of home to get essential commodities. Amdavad Municipal Corporation has taken several steps over last few days ensure supply of essential commodities to the people even while achieving the intended Objective Of extreme social distancing to control the COVID-19 pandemic.
VEGETABLES ON WHEELS (VOW)
W’ithin 24 hrs. AMC 5tarted 10 e-rick5haws for supply of vegetables door to door. The rickshaws were purchased b’ AMC and given to women Self Help Groups (SAG) trained.
- Getting good response to the initiative, AMC immediately hired 50 more rickshaws & started 60 VOW rickshaws
- From 27th morning. more than 250 such rickshaws have been put into operation,
- Within hours Of the announcement. AMC tied up with AMUL for smooth. decentralised delivery of milk. • Through Vegetables on Wheels the services Of home delivery of Tetra pack milk was started.
SHELTERS FOR HOMELESS
- During the Lock Down period, AMChas initiated 30 Shelters for Homeless With the capacity Of 1721 Beds in different locations of city with food and medical facilities
FOOD PACKETS FOR POOR :
- AMC appealed to leading Hotels. Restaurants and Clubs to prepare food packets for distribution to poor, homeless people and other Vulnerable sections
- Till date, 265341 Nos. of Food Packets distributed.
FOOD PACKETS FOR SENIOR STAYING ALONE :
- To facilitate Senior Citizens during lockdown, AMC is providing more than Packets to Senior Citizens living Alone across Ahmedabad
- Many NGO. Charitable Trusts have come up for this cause and supplying food.
- We as AMC ensure proper and timely delivery of food tothe senior citizens,
FREE VEGETABLE & GROCERY IN SLUM AREA:
- In response to AMC appeal, several Voluntary organisations have donated vegetables neatly cleaned & packed,
- AMC is doing the pick up, transportation & distribution free of costin slums
- Till date, 16540 Nos. of Vegetable Packets & 14092 NOS. Of Grocery Kits distributed.
TIE up WITH BIG RETAILERS
- AMC has persuaded big retailers like Reliance, D Mart. Big Bazar and Osia HyperMart to start home delivery in Ahmedabad. They have Started home delivery from their 36 retail outlet stores. More than 3,000 home deliveries have been completed date.
- AMC is facilitating the delivery program by arranging delivery vehicles on a payment basis.
- For companies like Big Basket. Swiggy. Flourish & Zomato Which are in home delivery Of essentials items like grocery. fruits, vegetables cooked food, We have ensured they complete maximum Home Deliveries _ We have also facilitated vehicles to ensure home delivery done in a timely
FREE FOOD PACKETS FOR HOME QUARANTINED FAMILIES :
- More than 5200 people who are under Home Quarantine are being provided Food packets thrice day (Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner) for Free.
- All the families under Home Quarantine have also been provided with Days Ration 50 they don’t have to step out of their homes.
- Social Distancing is one of the key factor for eliminating spread Of the Corona Virus.
- Maintaining safe distance is important and to ensure it. AMC has started Circle of Distancing.
- Outside every Essential Shops (Grocery, Medicine. Vegetable etc.) We have made Circles / Markings at safe distance.
- When people come to purchase from these shops, they have to stand in these circles only and hence practicing Social Distancing.
ENFORCEMENT OF LOCKDOWN :
- To enforce lockriown in a complete manner. Estate Department has been assigned
- Apart of essential Shops (Grocery. Medicine. Vegetable etc). No other shops shall be opened.
- Estate Department Team are on the ground to check and enforce lockdown including sealing and closure of shops which violate rules.
- Dedicated Relief Camp have been Setup for Migrant Laborers. Sheltered Buildings. Clean Toilet5, Medical Facility under one Roof. Free Food Packets and other Essential Items are being provided Free of Cost. Counselors are pressed in for to keep them informed.
DEDICATED HELPLINE :
- Launched Dedicated Helpline Numbers
- Helpline for Food Packets, Quarantine, Health checkup: 9726416131
- WhatsApp Number for Home Delivery o’ Vegetables (For More than 100 Kgs.) 9408753064
- Food Helpline for Senior Citizens Living Alone 9825192000