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Goa Governor appeals business sector to extend support towards fighting Covid-19

Panaji, Mar 28 (GCCurrentAffairs) Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik has appealed private business houses, hotel industry to extend their support in combating the pandemic of COVID 19.

In a statement, the Governor said in order to tackle the problem of COVID-19 a systematic approach and mobilization of all stake holders especially the private sectors was required and thus private sectors or business houses must proactively contribute in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.

“They have to play an important role in ensuring the supplies of protective equipments and medical devices. Businesses that have manufacturing capabilities can contribute in supplying critical medical products such as personal protective equipments, N95 respiratory face mask and hand sanitizers,” thr Governor said.

Mr Malik said private Labs which have been allowed to do tests of COVID-19 can make significant contribution by testing at zero cost to the poor.

“Big industrial houses need to came forward to help in building infrastructure and offering hospitals and quarantine facilities dedicated towards treating COVID cases,” he said.

The Governor said private businesses and employers also had responsibilities towards its employees so they should ensure that their staffs especially those who were not on permanent contract were continued to be paid.
He urged private business sectors, industrial houses to contribute wholeheartedly towards COVID-19 relief fund so as to fight this pandemic.

“Although the government is taking care of the less privileged people the migrant workers, the daily wages workers, poor people it is also responsibility on the part of private business and employers hotel industry to extent help in providing free food and shelter to needy people. Contribution from private sector will help the State in big way,” he added.

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