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Sonowal visits zonal screening centre at Kakodunga

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, May 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the temporary regional zonal screening centre set up earlier this month at Kakodunga on the western outskirts here, bordering Golaghat district, to screen people returning from outside the State by road.

The centre has been tasked to screen returnees to six districts of Upper Assam.

A district administration official informed that the Chief Minister took stock of the work carried out at the centre from senior officials of the district administration, Health Department, police and from employees posted at the centre.

Sonowal also visited the quarantine Centre set up at the Kaziranga University, not far from the screening centre, the district administration official stated.

The official said that the Chief Minister, accompanied by Tingkhong (Dibrugarh district) MLA of BJP Bimal Borah, praised the work done by the all departments concerned in running the screening and quarantine centres.

It may be mentioned here that since May 6 till today altogether 2211 people, who arrived here from outside Assam, have been screened at the zonal screening centre of Jorhat, as per information provided by Jorhat Deputy Commissioner.

Speaking to newspersons at the zonal screening centre, Sonowal said that the State government has set up five regional screening centres across the State to screen returnees and Jorhat was one of it.

He said that Health department doctors, nurses, supporting staff, cleaning staff, ASHA workers, ambulance drivers, police were doing a commendable job.

The Chief Minister thanked other departments like Civil Defence wing, Disaster Management Authority, voluntary organizations and the public for extending cooperation to carry out their jobs round-the-clock at this hour of crisis in a smooth manner.

Sonowal said that the government was now extending setting up of quarantine centres constituency-wise, panchayat-wise and also block level and for that purpose, legislators and parliamentarians were providing necessary support in this regard.

The Chief Minister also thanked mediapersons for playing a positive role during the lockdown period by emphasizing on maintaining social distancing and taking other necessary precautionary measures like cleanliness and sanitation to prevent the outbreak of Covid-19.

Sonowal said that though in recent days the number of Covid-19 positive cases have increased a bit but there was no cause for worry as the Health department was fully geared up to tackle the situation and many Covid-19 patients have returned home after getting cured.

�At this point of time we should remain united to fight Covid-19 threat and already people of Assam have come together to fight the virus and it should continue till vaccine or medicine against the virus comes up,� Sonowal observed.

He further said that simultaneously people should work in their respective fields by adhering to all precautions related Covid-19 to enable the State to overcome economic challenges that have emerged due to the Covid-19 threat.

The Chief Minister said that the government has made several relaxations to let economic activity be carried out by maintaining all safety measures to prevent outbreak of novel coronavirus.

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Sonowal visits zonal screening centre at Kakodunga

JORHAT, May 21 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited the temporary regional zonal screening centre set up earlier this month at Kakodunga on the western outskirts here, bordering Golaghat district, to screen people returning from outside the State by road.

The centre has been tasked to screen returnees to six districts of Upper Assam.

A district administration official informed that the Chief Minister took stock of the work carried out at the centre from senior officials of the district administration, Health Department, police and from employees posted at the centre.

Sonowal also visited the quarantine Centre set up at the Kaziranga University, not far from the screening centre, the district administration official stated.

The official said that the Chief Minister, accompanied by Tingkhong (Dibrugarh district) MLA of BJP Bimal Borah, praised the work done by the all departments concerned in running the screening and quarantine centres.

It may be mentioned here that since May 6 till today altogether 2211 people, who arrived here from outside Assam, have been screened at the zonal screening centre of Jorhat, as per information provided by Jorhat Deputy Commissioner.

Speaking to newspersons at the zonal screening centre, Sonowal said that the State government has set up five regional screening centres across the State to screen returnees and Jorhat was one of it.

He said that Health department doctors, nurses, supporting staff, cleaning staff, ASHA workers, ambulance drivers, police were doing a commendable job.

The Chief Minister thanked other departments like Civil Defence wing, Disaster Management Authority, voluntary organizations and the public for extending cooperation to carry out their jobs round-the-clock at this hour of crisis in a smooth manner.

Sonowal said that the government was now extending setting up of quarantine centres constituency-wise, panchayat-wise and also block level and for that purpose, legislators and parliamentarians were providing necessary support in this regard.

The Chief Minister also thanked mediapersons for playing a positive role during the lockdown period by emphasizing on maintaining social distancing and taking other necessary precautionary measures like cleanliness and sanitation to prevent the outbreak of Covid-19.

Sonowal said that though in recent days the number of Covid-19 positive cases have increased a bit but there was no cause for worry as the Health department was fully geared up to tackle the situation and many Covid-19 patients have returned home after getting cured.

�At this point of time we should remain united to fight Covid-19 threat and already people of Assam have come together to fight the virus and it should continue till vaccine or medicine against the virus comes up,� Sonowal observed.

He further said that simultaneously people should work in their respective fields by adhering to all precautions related Covid-19 to enable the State to overcome economic challenges that have emerged due to the Covid-19 threat.

The Chief Minister said that the government has made several relaxations to let economic activity be carried out by maintaining all safety measures to prevent outbreak of novel coronavirus.

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