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DUSIB to provide morning tea at night shelters

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 16, 2017, 1:55 am IST
Updated : Dec 16, 2017, 1:55 am IST

Three-tier inspection teams have been formed for the upkeep of night shelters.

As many as 55 tents have been erected as temporary shelter for winter season and the health department has formed teams of doctors and premedical staff to inspect the inhabitants of the shelter twice a week.
 As many as 55 tents have been erected as temporary shelter for winter season and the health department has formed teams of doctors and premedical staff to inspect the inhabitants of the shelter twice a week.

New Delhi: The Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) will provide morning tea and rusks in all night shelters during winter months, beginning Saturday.

The health department has constituted teams of doctors and paramedical staff to inspect the shelters twice a week.

The DUSIB is mandated to provide shelter to the homeless population of Delhi. Presently, the  agency is running 251 shelters through NGOs on a contract basic with a capacity of 19,499.

During the previous winter (2016-17), the maximum occupancy at the night shelters was around 12,000.

This winter, tents have been pitched up at the locations that have a concentration of homeless population. During night time, 20 rescue teams would ply different locations to shift the homeless people sleeping on the road side/footpath supported by 24x7 control room and Rain Basera app.

While entry into the shelters is free of cost during the winter months, the homeless people are charged `10 each per day for entry into the shelters.

Three-tier inspection teams have been formed for the upkeep of night shelters.

As many as 55 tents have been erected as temporary shelter for winter season and the health department has formed teams of doctors and premedical staff to inspect the inhabitants of the shelter twice a week.

Tags: health department, night shelters, delhi urban shelter improvement board (dusib)