As scores of daily wage workers have moved back to their hometowns due to the spread of coronavirus, the impact of migration can be seen affecting the medicine distribution chain in the capital. Ashish Grover, General Secretary of Drug Dealer Association from Bhagirath Palace market told ANI that the supply chain of medicines has got disturbed as there is a dearth of labourers. "We have the medicines, masks, gloves, but we do not have workers to pack the consignment and deliver it to the retailers. Earlier, daily wage workers used to stay in the market but now they have left for their homes and a handful of them who are here are also facing problems in the commute as there is a limited option for the transport," he said. "We are not able to supply medicines to other states also because of the shortage of labourer, limited transport services. The Bhagirath Palace market is also a largest hub of import and export trade of medicine of the country. The government must provide these protective gear through hospitals and Kendriya bhandars." The government on March 24 announced a complete lockdown of the entire country for 21 days to fight Covid-19. For sports news , updates, live scores and cricket fixtures , log on to indiatoday.in/sports . Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.
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