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Person undergoing quarantine in QCs to pay for food from Aug 10

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Dimapur, August 8: The District Task Forces on COVID-19 of Dimapur and Kohima have notified rate for fooding to be charged from inmates of quarantine centers with effect August 10 in pursuance to Government notification dated 4th August 2020.
The DTF Dimapur notified that Rs 350 per person per day for fooding will be charged at institutional quarantine, which includes Rs 40 for breakfast, Rs 130 for lunch, Rs 130 for dinner, Rs 20 for water and Rs 30 for logistic expenses (packing, fuel, delivery cost, etc).
On the other hand, Kohima DTF notified that all returnees to the District will be charged for fooding at the rate of Rs 300 per day for lunch and dinner. Other basic requirements will be made available on payment to all the returnees.
In a notification, DC Dimapur, Rajesh Soundararajan informed that payment to the caterers will be done on daily basis and official in-charge/ managers of quarantine centres will collect the amount from quarantinees and deposit the amount to the caterers.
Quarantinees may opt to arrange own fooding from outside the quarantine centres for which the food should be packed in a single use disposable containers, preferably of bio-degradable material.
The DC informed that caterers and other person delivering food will not be allowed to enter the quarantine centres and food packets must be dropped off at designated points outside the quarantine centres only.
The DC further informed that quarantinees will get released slips from QC only after clearance of food bill.
In a separate notification, DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie informed that all the charges incurred by the returnees at the quarantine centre should be cleared before discharge/release from the quarantine centre. The Medical Officer of the quarantine centre has been entrusted to collect the charges/amount incurred by the returnees at the quarantine centre itself.
(Page News Service)