All 16 police stations under Chattogram Metropolitan Police (CMP) have started services -- taking daily essentials to the doorsteps of port city residents who have been asked to stay home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Mohammad Mohsin, officer-in-charge of Chattogram Kotwali Police Station, initiated the service in his area yesterday to provide assistance to the residents in this time of crisis.
After seeing an overwhelming response, CMP Commissioner Mahbubur Rahman instructed all police stations to start the service for their respective areas.
Talking to The Daily Star, Bijoy Boshak, deputy commissioner (CMP-North), said four police stations under his zone started the door-to-door service today after getting the commissioner's instruction.
People will pay after receiving the receipts from the mobile shops.
A video that went viral yesterday shows OC Mohammad Mohsin using a loudspeaker, making an announcement: "Stay home. The shop will reach you. You do not need to go out for shopping. CMP has started this mobile shop for those staying at home.
"Stay home. Stay healthy," He said.
He also asked people to call the hotline number – 01400400400 -- if they need anything. People under Kotwali Police Station has been asked to call 619922.