Bengaluru: Karnataka Director General of Police Praveen Sood on Saturday asked philanthropists who want to support the poor during the lockdown to leave food at the nearby police station, who will ensure that it reaches the needy.
The DGP has asked the Bengaluru City police Commissioner to take steps in this regard and ensure fair distribution.
"All philanthropists, in case you want to support poor. Leave cooked, packed, simple food at the police station and it will reach poor. @CPBlr pl announce a nodal officer for deciding the police station for fair distribution," Sood wrote on his official twitter handle.
Responding to the DGP's tweet, city police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao appointed Joint Commissioner (Crime) as a nodal officer.
"Sandeep Patil, IPS, Joint Commissioner, CRIME at 9480801011 is the officer nominated from Bangalore City Police to receive and acknowledge donation of food and consumables for distribution to police and those in need," Rao tweeted.
Meanwhile, the city police has also initiated measures to take those in critical medical emergency to the nearest medical facility.
"We @BlrCityPolice are at your service 24/7 to take you to nearest medical facility in critical medical emergency, dialysis, chemo, emergent heart issues etc PLEASE CALL 100 Misuse may affect someones life! Be responsible #CoronaLockdown is National Duty #Covid19India," Additional Commissioner of Police (Administration), Bengaluru, Hemant Nimbalkar tweeted.
Bengaluru police's initiative of distributing food, snacks, water and certain essential requirements to those in need has received wide appreciation.
While some police stations are already providing food to poor and those in need by collecting it from sponsors, couple of them have even hired a cook for the needy.
The lockdown has affected the poor who depend on their daily wages for livelihood....