No dearth of funds to fight Covid-19: Libang

ITANAGAR, Jun 16: Health Minister Alo Libang has said that there is no dearth of funds to fight Covid-19 in the state.
He made the statement here on Tuesday, reacting to the controversy over an order issued by Capital Complex DC Komkar Dulom, informing about the administration’s decision to discontinue board and lodging facilities for the police personnel posted at various paid quarantine centres (QC) in the capital region.
The minister claimed that the DC never informed the government about the shortage of funds.
“The DC never told us about the shortage of funds. We only got to know through the media. I think the whole controversy erupted due to miscommunication,” he said.
Libang also made it clear that the administration would provide food to the frontline workers engaged at the QCs.
“The quarantine centres are mostly taken care of by the district administrations and the disaster management department,” he said. “The health-related issues are taken care of by the health department.”
The minister appealed to the people to strictly follow the SOP and cooperate with the government in the fight against Covid-19.