ITANAGAR, March 23 - With the Covid-19 outbreak crossing the 400 mark in the country, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein today held an emergency meeting with officials of the health, planning and finance departments to take stock of readiness to tackle the situation in the state, an official press note stated.
The meeting was attended by Health Minister Alo Libang, Home Minister Bamang Felix, Principal Secretary Finance AC Verma, Commissioner Planning PS Lokhande, Secretary Finance YW Ringu, Secretary Planning Himanshu Gupta, Secretary Health P Parthiban, Director of TRHIMS Dr M Jini, Chief Medical Officer of TRHIMS Hage Ambing and State Epidemiologist Dr L Jampa.
Mein emphasised on community-based measures and close monitoring to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease. He assured support to the health department to carry out activities related to containing the virus. Mein instructed the officer of planning and finance department to clear every file related to the health department without any delay so that preventive measures may be taken.
He appealed to the general public not to panic during the lockdown period and to follow the instruction of the state government on preventive measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Health Minister Alo Libang informed that the state government is taking every possible preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus. Doctors, nurses and all health workers are working round the clock to monitor the situation in the state, he said.