NALBARI, April 10 - Assam Police has arranged 1,500 quarantine beds separately for police personnel who are working on the frontline against the COVID-19 outbreak. Besides, 30 doctors and over 200 nurses have been kept on stand-by only for police personnel if they get infected.
This was disclosed by Director General of Police (DGP) Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, who visited Nalbari district on Thursday for a high-level meeting with the Superintendents of Police of Nalbari, Barpeta and Baksa districts.
After the meeting, Mahanta said that the aim of his visit was to boost the morale of the police personnel who are working day and night during the lockdown. He said the police administration has been sanitising each and every police station for the safety of the police personnel. Masks and sanitisers have also been distributed for use by all police personnel.
Mahanta said that Assam Police has registered a good number of cases against persons uploading objectionable posts on social media. About 200 people have been picked up and have been directed to delete the objectionable posts while also uploading an �apology post�, the DGP added.
Electronic mode of education in schools: As per the guidelines of the Education department, most of the schools in Nalbari district have taken up new initiatives to start academic activities through WhatsApp groups and phone calls.
As the schools are closed due to the lockdown, academic activities have been adversely affected. District Elementary Education Officer Simanta Kumar Deka said he has directed the Cluster Resource Center Coordinator (CRCC) to arrange WhatsApp groups schoolwise, or classwise if possible, to reach out to the students during this critical time. He said this initiative will help the students keep in touch with their textbooks.
Most of the head teachers have collected the phone numbers of students, parents and guardians through the local teachers and volunteers.
Meanwhile, the Cluster Resource Center Coordinator (CRCC) of Upper Barbhag cluster 2 said he has opened nine WhatsApp groups out of teachers and students from 10 schools, including Bijulighat MV School, Ulabari MV School, Ulabari Paschim Nakheti Millon ME School, Uttar Karia LP School, Madhya Karia LP School, Bihdia LP School, Bihdia Adarsha LP School and Dakshin Ulabari LP School.
The teachers prepared small videos and audio clips for the students and are sharing them on the groups. �We have received good response from the students and the teachers,� the CRCC said.
The official stated that as the most of students and their parents have no Android-supported mobile phones, the teachers are facing a lot of problems in reaching out to all the students. He said some teachers are trying to contact the students over telephone to help in their studies.