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  • Port Trust hospitals ready to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

    Published on April 7, 2020

    Hospitals across the Major Port Trusts are prepared to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. Shipping Ministry has said that these hospitals have been supplied with the Personal Protective Equipment and arrangements to have sufficient staff on duty round the clock have been made.

    The Ministry said, over 46 thousand crew members and passengers underwent thermal scanning at ports. It is taking pro-active steps to ensure smooth running of shipping and port operations.

    The Ministry has directed to ensure that no penalties, demurrage, charges, fee, rentals are levied by the Major ports on any port user for any delay in berthing or loading operations or evacuation of cargo caused by the reasons attributable to lockdown measures. Ports and Public Sector Undertakings under the Ministry of Shipping have contributed more than 52 Crore rupees from the CSR funds towards PM CARES Fund.

    Employees of Ports, PSUs and other offices of the Ministry of Shipping have also contributed over seven crore rupees from their salaries towards PM CARES Fund.