DCM inspects Parshuram Kund Covid care facility

‘Extend ILP validity of stranded people’

PARSHURAM KUND, May 11: Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Monday visited the Covid care facility and the quarantine centre set up here in Lohit district.
The DCM, who was accompanied by Namsai MLA Chau Zingnu Namchoom and Lekang MLA Jummum Ete Deori, advocated creating awareness on the importance of physical distancing, wearing masks, etc, through IEC activities.
He advised the district administration to “devise a mechanism at the check gates for priority checking and hassle-free movement for medical purposes and other essential services.”
The DCM also advocated “orderly arrangement for registration, screening, testing and quarantine facilities at every entry point, so that the returnees do not face difficulties due to mismanagement.”
Mein informed that the planning department will soon issue directives and guidelines to enable the MLAs to utilize their MLALAD funds “for activities related to containment and mitigation purposes in Covid-19,” saying he has received requests from several MLAs to allow them to use their local area development funds for the purpose.
The DCM instructed the administration to “have database of outside people stranded within the district for the safe return to their homes in due course of time.”
He also said it is necessary to extend the validity of the ILPs of the people who are stranded or working in the state.
In view of the apprehension raised by the people regarding probable entry of the coronavirus into the state through asymptomatic military and paramilitary forces, Mein said he would request the home department to take up with the appropriate authorities the matter of enforcing quarantine and testing for the personnel at the respective brigade or battalion headquarters before they are deployed.
The team also inspected the quarantine centre at the JNV in Mahadevpur and interacted with the students and others housed there. (DCM’s PR Cell)