Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 11 : Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take urgent steps to bring back Indians stranded across the globe in the wake of extended lock down for another two weeks owing to spurt in Corona cases.
In a letter to the Prime Minister, Chennithala, who welcomed the decision to extend the lockdown, said the expatriate communities who are stranded in different countries, especially in Gulf Countries, are in great difficulty. "People in labour camps and flats are extremely vulnerable and are facing acute shortage of food, essential medical needs among others," he pointed out.
"Even the people who have contracted COVID are not given adequate medical or ambulance facilities. They are also finding it hard to pay their monthly rents as they have no jobs," he felt. He also demanded a special economic package for the NRIs to help out the needy who are finding it hard to meet their daily needs, rent among others. The package may be implemented through the Indian missions in those countries, he added. He also requested to provide adequate food and medical facilities for the people in labour camps and flats.
"In these circumstances, I request you to take steps to evacuate the Indians stranded across the globe, especially from gulf countries and bring them back home. They may be kept in Government run quarantine facilities," he added. (UNI)