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Five out of eight NE states virus-free

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, April 27 - Five out of eight North East States are corona free, while the other three States have not added any new corona-positive case in the last few days, claimed Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh.

The Minister�s remarks came after a review meeting through video conference, in which senior officers from North Eastern Council (NEC), among others, participated. The meeting was also attended by representatives of different government bodies and PSUs, including North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMC), North East Handicraft and Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC), North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi), Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) from their respective places.

Briefing newsmen, Dr Jitendra Singh said five the North Eastern States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura are totally corona free, while three other states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram had eight, 11 and one corona positive cases respectively, while no new cases were added till last night.

In addition, he informed that the Ministry of DoNER had placed Rs 25 crore at the disposal of the North Eastern States in the initial stage itself, much before the lockdown, as gap-funding for corona-related activities.

Dr Jitendra Singh also informed about the proposals received and under consideration from different North Eastern States like Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur for new health-related projects devoted to management of infections and corona care, critical care and upgraded healthcare. These projects will be dealt with on priority, he said.

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Five out of eight NE states virus-free

NEW DELHI, April 27 - Five out of eight North East States are corona free, while the other three States have not added any new corona-positive case in the last few days, claimed Union Minister of State Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Dr Jitendra Singh.

The Minister�s remarks came after a review meeting through video conference, in which senior officers from North Eastern Council (NEC), among others, participated. The meeting was also attended by representatives of different government bodies and PSUs, including North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMC), North East Handicraft and Handloom Development Corporation (NEHHDC), North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi), Cane and Bamboo Technology Centre (CBTC) from their respective places.

Briefing newsmen, Dr Jitendra Singh said five the North Eastern States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura are totally corona free, while three other states of Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram had eight, 11 and one corona positive cases respectively, while no new cases were added till last night.

In addition, he informed that the Ministry of DoNER had placed Rs 25 crore at the disposal of the North Eastern States in the initial stage itself, much before the lockdown, as gap-funding for corona-related activities.

Dr Jitendra Singh also informed about the proposals received and under consideration from different North Eastern States like Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur for new health-related projects devoted to management of infections and corona care, critical care and upgraded healthcare. These projects will be dealt with on priority, he said.