Meeting on Covid-19 held

TAWANG, 20 Apr: Local MLA Tsering Tashi convened a meeting with PRI leaders, NGO representatives, officers of the army and the paramilitary forces and HoDs here on Tuesday in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases in the state.

The MLA expressed gratitude to the district administration and the others concerned for their sincere and dedicated services during the lockdowns the last time.

“The administration and the government did a good job in containing Covid-19’s first wave, but we have become a little careless since November last. We shouldn’t forget that the danger of Covid-19 is yet to be over,” he said.

Tashi also called for creating awareness on Covid-appropriate behaviour, and on the vaccination against Covid-19.

“We have to strictly follow and implement the SOPs being issued by the government from time to time till we succeed in stopping the chain of Covid infection,” he added.

Expressing concern for the drivers carrying essential commodities and the problems faced by them during the lockdowns last year, Tawang ZPC Leki Gombu said that “in case of such a situation, we need to take care of these drivers, because they don’t get food for days due to shutdown of all the line hotels. They are also frontline workers.”

The ZPC also requested the GREF authorities to strictly monitor the movement of their personnel and follow the SOPs.

Tawang DC Sang Phuntsok informed that all the people coming from outside shall have to compulsorily go through RAT at the point of entry. “This time all the services like Covid care, transportation, etc, are to be paid for by the person availing these services,” he said, and instructed the DDMO to activate all the incident commanders and the district control room.

DMO Dr Wangdi Lama shared information about the second wave of Covid-19. Representatives of the GREF and NGOs also offered their views and suggestions. (DIPRO)