Dimapur, May 10: Since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the state government has left no stone unturned in taking preventive and containment measures through different approaches, though so far no positive cases of Coronavirus has been reported in Nagaland.
To know the exact status of a person and to combat the menace of this dreaded disease from spreading before detection, the state government under the initiative of the EG has set up quarantine centres at BSUP buildings Meriema and K. Badze, Kohima Village for accommodation of people coming from outside the state..
Hitherto, these buildings were unusable without repair and renovation and its surroundings were piled up with debris and remnants accumulated over the years. However, with a concerted effort put in by a team of personnel from Housing, Medical, Municipal Affairs, PHE and Power had renovated the buildings and removed all the waste materials.
The officials from the Control room lauded the commendable work done and thanked the departments for coming forward at this critical situation.
The Empowered Group has provided logistics and basic amenities to the occupants and handed over to Medical department for operation. Wherein, 545 and 254 beds each with toilet and bathroom attached have been kept ready at K. Badze and Meriema for quarantine purposes. Besides, 10 beds have also been set up at ATI, Kohima. As of now, 22 persons coming from outside the state have been observing the quarantine period at Meriema Quarantine Centre. It is also reported that the Empowered Group has been in touch with Govt guest houses and private hotels for more accommodation in the event of shortage.
The Empowered Group is headed by Additional Chief Secretary & FC, Sentiyanger Imchen, IAS with subordinate officers from different departments. The Group has been assigned to look after the welfare and well being of our people stranded outside the state. (Page News Service)