Silchar, May 29: The Barak Cha Sramik Union has drawn the attention of Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on the need for preventive measures to check the spread of COVID-19 in the tea gardens of Barak Valley.
In a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Rajdeep Goala, joint general secretary of the Union said it is satisfying to witness the steps taken by the Government on ways to check spread of COVID-19 in tea gardens across the state and COVID Care Centres have also been set up in most of the tea gardens.
"With cases rising briskly, there is need for mass testing to trace and control the spread of the virus. Also, people in the tea gardens need to be made aware to shun social stigma related to the virus and also regarding the importance of vaccination. Moreover, the Union feels that since tea garden population is largely not well-equipped and versed with the process for online registration for booking slots for vaccines , therefore off-line registration for vaccination has to be set up in the garden hospitals and sanitization has to be intensified for which the Union shall wholeheartedly cooperate in the fight against the virus," Goala maintained.
A copy of the memorandum has been sent to Minister of Health and Family Welfare Keshab Mahanta and Minister of Labour and tea Tribes Welfare Sanjay Kishan, Goala informed.