Quarantine centres at Kohima ready for accommodation
Dimapur, May 10 (EMN): To know the exact status of a person and to combat the menace of Covid-19 from spreading before detection, state government under the initiative of the Empowered Group (EG) has set up quarantine centres at BSUP buildings at Meriema and K Badze at Kohima village for accommodation of people coming from outside the state.
A DIPR report stated that those buildings were left unused without repair and renovation and its surroundings were piled up with debris and remnants accumulated over the years. It added that a team from Housing, Medical, Municipal Affairs, PHE and Power departments have renovated the buildings and removed all the waste materials.
The report stated that officials from the Control room have lauded the commendable work and thanked the departments for coming forward at this critical situation. It added that the Empowered Group has provided logistics and basic amenities and handed over to the Medical department for operation.
The report also stated that 545 and 254 beds each with toilet and bathroom attached have been kept ready at K Badze and Meriema for quarantine purposes. In addition, 10 beds have also been set up at ATI, Kohima.
It stated that 22 persons coming from outside the state are currently undergoing the quarantine period at Meriema quarantine centre. It also reported that the Empowered Group has been in touch with the government guest houses and private hotels for more accommodation in the event of shortage.
The Empowered Group is headed by additional chief secretary and finance commissioner Sentiyanger Imchen along with subordinate officers from different departments. The Group has been assigned to look after the welfare and well being of the people stranded outside the state.
The report further that the state government has left no stone unturned in taking preventive and containment measures through different approaches, though no positive cases of coronavirus has been reported in Nagaland.