KOKRAJHAR, May 18 - Pijush Hazarika, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare on Sunday visited Kokrajhar to take stock of the present situation.
During his visit, Hazarika met and interacted with the officials, doctors, attendants and others at the SAI Complex, CIT etc., quarantine centres in Kokrajhar town. He also collected detailed data of returnees from various parts of the country.
The minister was accompanied by Rajya Sabha MP and senior BPF member Biswajit Daimary along with a senior team of experts.
Later, talking to mediapersons Hazarika said that people who were returning home from other states by road or rail were being screened at Srirampur Inter-State checkgate and Kokrajhar Railway Station by medical teams and taken to quarantine centres for COVID-19 tests.
At the same time he also informed that the State had created five quarantine zones viz., Kokrajhar, Guwahati, Tezpur, Jorhat and Silchar for medical examination of which nine districts fall under Kokrajhar zone namely Kokrajhar, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Dhubri, Goalpara, Baksa, Nalbari and South Salmara.
ANN Service adds from Gossaigaon: Pijush Hazarika also visited the Srirampur Surveillance Camp on Sunday at 7 pm. He took stock of the ongoing process of persons coming from outer States entering through Srirampur Surveillance Camp.
At Srirampur only registration of persons from outside States, their names, addresses, age, destination alongwith vehicle-related papers are being maintained. Observing the state of affairs of quarantine, health check-up at Srirampur, the administration has taken a decision not to have a quarantine camp at Srirampur. Quarantines are being maintained at five places including Kokrajhar, he told scribes. If there is scarcity of buses and vehicles to carry people, then the administration and the surveillance centre would arrange for those. The IGP, BTC, Anurag Agarwal, MP Biswajit Daimary also accompanied the Minister.