AALO, 24: Thirty-eight NGOs/groups and 85 individuals have so far contributed in cash, kind and voluntary services to the West Siang district administration to assist it in the fight against Covid-19 in the district.
The residents of all the sectors and colonies here are also involved in voluntary lockdown duties ever since the first phase of lockdown was declared on 24 April. They are monitoring the flow of men and materials into the sectors and colonies 24×7 on a roster basis.
A girl who fled from the quarantine facility and sneaked into Lik Kiin was spotted by volunteers and sent back, along with the person with whom she stayed.
Deputy Commissioner Swetika Sachan has briefed the designated executive magistrates to “fill up the gaps of administrative officers” at her office.
DDMO Dorjee Nima informed that so far 2124 migrant labourers, out of the targeted 2872, have been provided with rations from the NDRF fund.
The district unit of the Arunachal Pradesh Doctors Association, in collaboration with NGOs, continues distributing masks and creating awareness on physical distancing in the villages.
The doctors at the PHCs and CHCs have also been provided with masks to be distributed to the rural people under the ‘Mask for all’ campaign.
A fine of Rs 100 will be imposed on defaulters and they are liable to be penalized under the appropriate section of the law.
Donations made to E/Siang DA
In East Siang district, a team from the Pasighat Chamber of Commerce & Industries, led by its president Kojum Koyu, donated Rs 1 lakh to DC Kinny Singh on Thursday towards the fight against Covid-19.
An official source informed that the Mirku Dolung Kebang donated Rs 57,100, Siang Model School gave Rs 10,000, and the Central Donyi Polo Yelam Kebang contributed Rs 50,000 to the DC’s relief fund, while the teachers of Daying Ering Memorial UPS here handed over 500 facemasks to ADC (HQ) Tatdo Borang.
Acknowledging the generosity of the contributors, the DC said, “Let’s fight the coronavirus together and make a difference not only by maintaining social distancing but also caring for the less privileged.”
She informed that industries would be allowed to run in stages, and the administration would allow start of operations “with internal workers only by maintaining social distancing and other protocols.”
Meanwhile, DTO (MV) M Loyi informed that the administration has realized fines totalling Rs 11,250 “on the first day for not maintaining social distancing, spitting in public places, and roaming without masks.”
The police checked several vehicles during the last few days and issued challans worth about Rs 17,000 till date for traffic rules violation and not observing the lockdown guidelines. (DIPROs)