Cong MLAs to provide ambulances for COVID patients in Assam

Seventeen out of the 29 MLAs have already committed in writing to provide 37 ambulances.
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GUWAHATI:

All the newly elected 29 Congress MLAs of Assam have decided to provide 58 ambulances for COVID-19 patients in their respective constituencies.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has requested the Assam government to immediately release the MLA LAD (local area development) funds in view of the critical COVID-19 situation in the state and the urgent need of ambulances for transporting COVID patients to hospitals.

In a statement issued here, APCC president Ripun Bora said that the MLAs have, under the direction of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), decided to provide at least two ambulances each in their respective constituencies from their local area development funds.

Seventeen out of the 29 MLAs have already committed in writing to provide 37 ambulances.

“The rest of the 12 MLAs will shortly give in writing their commitment to providing ambulances,” Bora stated.

Meanwhile, on the occasion of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s 30th death anniversary on Friday, the state Congress launched a state-wide relief distribution programme for COVID patients at Rajiv Bhawan here.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)

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