NEW DELHI, May 15 - Officials representing the northeastern States on Friday told the Centre that there is no shortage of essential supplies or medical equipment in their respective States to tackle COVID-19 cases.
Union minister Dr Jitendra Singh today held a video conferencing with the Delhi-based Resident Commissioners of the eight northeastern States, besides Jammu and Kashmir, to get COVID-19 related feed-backs.
One after the other, each of the Resident Commissioners conveyed to the minister that there is no shortage of essential supplies or medical equipment in their respective States and thanked the minister�s office for continuous follow-up of their issues. They also spelled out how they were effectively trying to streamline the movement of migrant labourers and students, official sources said.
During the hour-long video conference, the Resident Commissioners � Jitendra Narain of Arunachal Pradesh, KC Samaria of Assam, PK Singh of Manipur, Ajay Choudhary of Mizoram, Jyoti Kalash of Nagaland, Ashwani Kumar Chand of Sikkim and Chetanya Murthi of Tripura � furnished their inputs.
Dr Jitendra Singh briefed the representatives of the States about the various arrangements made in the last two to three days for the movement of people living in different parts of the country to reach their respective native places. He said, the process of Shramik Special trains is continuing.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that his office is in regular touch with all the State and UT governments and the Resident Commissioners have been asked to follow up with his office and the Centre, issues related to their respective States.