SDMC’s helpline for picking waste from houses of Covid positive | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Taking note of the increasing number of complaints about garbage collection from houses with Covid patients, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has launched a 24×7 toll-free number for its control room.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation, too, plans to make necessary arrangements by Thursday and introduce a helpline number.
The move comes after residents and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) have made consistent appeals to the civic bodies and the administration for communication on the list of infected people. “Due to the sudden increase in Covid-19 cases, the SDMC concessionaire has started a centralised toll-free number, 011-40988800, for Covid garbage collection,” said a resident.
Sanjay Rana, president of Greater Kailash-II RWA, said they had already started circulating the number. “It seems there is a communication gap between the administration and the municipality, leading to the delay in garbage collection. As a result, either we had to call the concessionaire multiple times or contact civic officials. This has forced us to demand a concrete solution,” he said.
A north corporation official said the number of their deputy health officers and zonal offices were available on its website “We have planned to reappoint nodal officers in six zones, in addition to reactivating a helpline number to deal with such issues,” he said.
For the time being, the corporation is sharing the number of infected people with the biomedical concessionaire as soon as it receives any update from Delhi government, the official added.

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