Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundarajan has donated her one month salary to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund as a token contribution towards controlling the spread of coronavirus.
Soundarajan on Saturday handed over a cheque of Rs.3.5 lakh to Principal Secretary, Disaster Management, M. Jagadeeshwar.
Earlier, she spoke Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar over phone and requested to him to extend all help to the daily-wage labourers who have migrated from other states to the Hyderabad city to eke out their livelihood.
She asked the government to provide food and all other essential commodities sufficient for next 15 days. The Governor said she has been receiving such complaints from some quarters and her office has extended required help to them.
Soundarajnalso called for strengthening ICMR recommended private medical laboratories to conduct the viral tests.
Later, the Governor interacted with the Red Cross units of 15 districts via video conference and advised the volunteers to take care of at least two poor families in all respects during the crisis.
She said that on her own behalf and also in coordination with Red Cross society, Hyderabad branch, she is arranging supply of essential commodities sufficient for 15 days to over 1000 poor families living in the slums near the Raj Bhavan.