Dimapur, May 13: The first group of inter-state returnees from the Northeast comprising of 11 persons from the Jain community reached Dimapur by bus around 6:45 pm at Agri Expo Dimapur on May 12.
On arrival at the reception center put up at Agri Expo Dimapur, all the returnees filled in the form with necessary details and proceeded for screening in the medical facility center followed by dinner set up at Agri Expo site.
Thereafter they were quarantined at Jain Bhavan in Marwari Patti which was approved by the district administration and medical department as it fulfills all criteria to be set up as quarantine center.
APC and Dimapur incharge for COVID 19, Kikheto Sema lauded the Jain community and other non Nagas for taking the whole responsibility for their own community.
“Nagas should also come forward to take responsibility during such extra ordinary time,” he maintained.
The 2nd batch of returnees numbering 20 of them reached Dimapur from Jorhat, Maraini and Titapur in 4 buses around 9:10 pm. After going through the necessary protocols, they were kept in the quarantine centers.
Meanwhile DC Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS, APC and incharge for Dimapur district for COVID-19, Kikheto Sema IAS, CP Dimapur and officials from medical department visited Agri Expo site in the morning to oversee the preparations and logistics in place for receiving the returnees.
Kikheto Sema who was in the reception center to welcome the returnees, informed that Dimapur district will receive everyone initially for the whole State and sought the cooperation of all civil organisations. Principal Director Health and Family Welfare Vizolie , CMO and Deputy CMO Dimapur and hosts of medical officials also welcomed the returnees at Agri Expo site Dimapur. (Page News Service)