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Goa Government Sends Aid To Nafisa Ali; Actress Requests Police To Not Hit People Out To But Food

Actor Turned Activist Nafisa Ali Sodhi Who Has Been Living In 'terrible' Condition Stuck Up In Goa With Limited Supply Of Dry Ration And No Medicines Has Been Finally Provided Aid By The State Administration

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 03 Apr 2020, 10:47:14 AM
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Nafisa Ali with Goa Government official (Photo Credit: Instagram)

New Delhi:

Actor turned activist Nafisa Ali Sodhi who has been living in 'terrible' condition stuck up in Goa with limited supply of dry ration and no medicines has been finally provided aid by the state administration, she informed on social media.

After learning about her plight, the Goa Chief Minister's Office sent officials to help her. "Local incident Commandar has established contact with her and necessary help has been extended," the CMO tweeted. It also posted a picture of the actor speaking with the officials while maintaining safe social distance.

An IAS officer in Goo who assisted teh actress sharing a photo said, "Met veteran actress @nafisaaliindia during inspection of Pernem/Mandrem area. Understood her concerns. She is getting essential supplies. Her medicine supplements list has been taken and we will get those soon. We are caring for Senior Citizens."

 

Nafisa has also shared a post with the government official who came to assist her and said," ‪I am grateful to the Goa administration that came to check on me & discuss how to resolve issues regarding the fresh food chain to help the locals in Morjim ."

The 'Life In A Metro' actress mentioned that she requested police to not hit people who are out for to buy food  which they assured that the senior citizens will get passes on line to move around which is helpful . Thanking Media for highlighting the problems she added, "As this is everyone’s problem in India . We must work together and reach out . Maintain social distancing and stay safe ."

 

Earlier during the day, Sodhi said that she was staying with her daughter in Goa and finding it hard to get her medicines due to the nationwide lockdown.

"One could not go out to buy anything because the cops would stop you...whoever was trying to go anywhere would get hit," Ali told PTI. The actor, who lives in Delhi, had come to meet her daughter in Goa for a week.

"Now, my medicines are running out. I have to take some medicines for cancer treatment which are not available anywhere in Goa. They are all lying in Delhi and courier services are closed so they cannot be sent," she said.

"As and when my medicines run out I will stop taking them because they are not available. What to do? I understand the situation is such one can not help," Ali added.

Netizens have been flagging the hapless situation in Goa with grocery shops running low in stock for quite some time now. Chief Minister Pramod Swant initially sealed borders and closed shops and the rolled back the closure in few days. In a press conference on Tuesday, the CM said that he had held meetings with wholesalers to streamline grocery timings.

(With PTI Inputs)

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First Published : 03 Apr 2020, 10:47:14 AM