BONGAIGAON, March 30 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday visited Bongaigaon to assess the preparedness of the administration and the Health Department on the preventive measures taken against the spread of novel coronavirus in the district.
The Chief Minister first reached Bongaigaon Civil Hospital at Majgaon and inspected all the arrangements made for suspected COVID-19 patients. He also interacted with members of the medical teams in the hospital.
From there, he came to the Deputy Commissioner�s office here and chaired a meeting with officials of the Health Department and the administration. In the meeting, Sonowal announced the release of Rs 200 valued gift coupons for the poor. Administration will sell these coupons and with the money, essential items will be provided to babies, mothers and families of poor families, a press release issued by the district administration stated.
Chief minister, in his briefing, thanked the media and medical teams for their service during the lockdown period. He termed the incidents of violation of lockdown at some places as unfortunate and made an appeal to all to follow the lockdown rules and maintain social distance to check the spread of the dreaded virus.
For the normal supply of essential items and medicines, all the Deputy Commissioners were instructed to make necessary arrangements, Chief Minister said. Claiming that his government took all possible steps to bring back people of the State from other States, he appealed to the people not to believe in rumours circulated by some in the social media.