Sonepur, April 10 (LocalWire) At least half a dozen migrant workers staying at the sites of their work in Subarnapur district were brought to a nearby school building and provided accommodation and food, thanks to RARE, a local non government tworking in the region.
The workers were unaware of the nationwide lockdown the government has clamped to deal with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
It was on 3rd of April when Biswamabr Sahu, a volunteer of RARE visited one of the bricks making sites in village Palas of Ulunda Block.
Sahu is a trained counsellor and a part of the team constituted jointly by the district administration, ActionAid and RARE to provide necessary counselling supports to the migrant workers and monitor the facilities announced for them.
He spotted two labourers engaged in making bricks.
The counselor interacted with them and tried to understand their problem.
He observed that these labourers were not aware of the lockdown and support announced for them by the government and were still staying in worksite.
On spot Biswambara informed them regarding COVID19, the need of social distancing and demonstrated hand washing.
As a part of daily reporting, the matter was brought to the notice of the district collector.
The district administration swung into action and brought the labourers to the school building. This had an impact in the locality.
Another four such migrant labourers were also identified from the nearby villages and shifted to the school building.
They are being served cooked food. The administration is also monitoring their health with the help of local grass root government workers.