Taku appeals to public to come forward for Covid test

SEPPA, 29 May: Seppa MLA Tapuk Taku, while taking part in the ‘Masking East Kameng’ campaign on Saturday, distributed PPE kits, facemasks and hand sanitizers to frontline workers (FLW), and appealed to the public to come forward for rapid antigen test at the district hospital here in East Kameng district.

Speaking to reporters, Taku said that the campaign, initiated by the East Kameng Social Welfare and Cultural Organization (EKSWCO) to create awareness among the public to follow Covid appropriate behaviour, “is exemplary.”

Taku said that every individual in the district should follow the laid down guidelines to contain the further spread of Covid in the district. “One should always follow Covid-appropriate behaviour by wearing facemasks, maintaining social distancing and using hand sanitizers,” he said.

“Though we have less number of Covid positive cases in the district, I appeal to the public to come forward for rapid antigen tests,” he said, and added that there is no harm in getting tested.

Taku also lauded the district’s Women Welfare Organization, the All East Kameng District Students’ Union and others involved in the campaign.

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Pravimal Abhishek Polumatla said that the administration is continuing with RATs in the hotspot areas within the district.

“There is also swift progress in Covid vaccination among the youths, but there is less participation by the 45 years and above population. However, we have planned to visit each village in the district to vaccinate those in the 45 years and above category,” he said, and appealed to the respective legislators to support the vaccination drive through all possible means.

“I also appeal to students who venture out after 3 pm to stay indoors and stand by the order issued by the state government and the district administration,” he said.

Earlier, Taku visited the police station here and distributed facemasks and hand sanitizers to the police personnel.