Show of solidarity in pandemic times

Thinley Namgay  

DeSuup Chimi Wangmo and friends – 27 in all – are currently working at the Food Corporation of Bhutan (FCB) Limited in Thimphu.

Yesterday, they unloaded essential items from seven Jumbo trucks. “The essential items come from Phuentsholing. In a week, we have to unload about 800 metric tonnes of essential items at the swimming pool complex,” said Chimi Wangmo.

The work is tiring but the show of solidarity among people keeps them going.

“People come with refreshments when they see us working,” said Chimi Wangmo.

DeSuup Namgay Yonten is patrolling at the Changjalu, Thimphu. He said that, recently, one of DeSuup friends donated 200 thermos flasks.

UTL Collection in Olakha donated 2,000 facemasks for the frontline workers. Likewise, Tashi Beverages Limited has donated 250 crates of coca-cola, fanta, sprite, and mineral water to DeSuung Office.

Thinley Dorji, Founder of Care Bhutan, sponsored 100 cartons of mineral water on December 30 for DeSuups in Thimphu Thromde.

Around 2,000 DeSuup s have been deployed in Thimphu for the Covid-19 duty.

 

Chukha

The business community in Phuentsholing in collaboration with the regional trade and BCCI office, sent 171 heaters for DeSuup s on January 6. The first batch of 279 heaters was sent on December 26 for the DeSuups of Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Gasa, Trongsa, and Bumthang.

 

Tsirang 

On January 1, the frontline workers received fish, eggs and vegetables from the Pawan Hardware and Indra Thapa Tshongkhang in Damphu, Farmers of Phutenchu Gewog, and Pema Dorji Sherpa from Patshaling Gewog.

On December 29, San Man Subba of Sergithang contributed eggs, dairy products, and more than 700kg vegetables for the frontline workers.

Sherpa General Shop offered 50 cartons of mineral water, and CT Mart (Milan Lama) donated three pots, one boiler, 50kg of rice, bucket, jug, ladle and a mat for drivers at the transit site at Daratsho.

Gyembo, an engineer, and the livestock sector of Tsirang provided 14.5kg chicken to the front-line workers stationed in Damphu Middle Secondary School.

Mendrelgang Gup handed over vegetables to the 40 frontline workers at Damphu Middle Secondary School on December 27.

On December 26, Damphu Business Community donated two halogen heaters to Tsirang hospital. On the same day, the business community contributed essential commodities such as vegetables, rice, eggs juice, facemasks, and hand sanitisers to the frontline workers.

 

Dagana 

The farmers from Drujeygang in Dagana donated about 2.4 metric tonnes of vegetables to the government on January 1. On December 28, shopkeepers Lachi Maya Tamang and Kinley of Dagapela donated essential items to DeSuup s and security personnel.

 

Haa

Hotel Lhayul offered cakes to the dzongkhag frontline workers at emergency operation centre on December 27.

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