GUWAHATI, June 2 - NGO Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) has sought people�s cooperation in making home quarantine as well as institutional quarantine successful to give more strength to the State�s fight against COVID-19.
Urging people not to take the relaxations casually, the organisation stated that the State is going through a crucial phase like the rest of the country. With gradual lifting of curbs, social and physical distancing has become more important, and citizens must prioritise their outdoor work instead of venturing out casually just because the norms are being relaxed.
�Discipline, and not panic, is the need of the hour. Moreover, those coming to the State by air or train must cooperate with the government by observing mandatory home or institutional quarantine, as required. We have seen many people take this opportunity to criticise the government or the Health Minister on social media over trivial issues. We must understand that the State machinery is hard pressed as the number of cases are going up. While necessary things should be brought to light, unnecessarily highlighting issues like food, etc, should be avoided,� SGBG president Krishno K Borooah and vice president Ajoy Dutta stated.
The organisation praised Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for leading from the front in Assam�s fight against COVID-19.
�It�s the time to keep the morale of our health workers, cleanliness workers and security personnel high. With a little cooperation from the members of society, we can win the fight against the coronavirus,� Borooah stated.
Dutta criticised majority of public representatives for not being by the side of the common people in this hour of crisis. �Barring a few, most MPs and MLAs are maintaining a conspicuous distance from the people of their constituencies, at a time when the people need them the most. Unless people�s grievances are assessed at ground level, it is difficult to address them properly,� he stated.