NET News Desk
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday made an inspection of the quarantine facility at Police Training Centre here at Banderdewa.
The Chief Minister in his visit made a detailed inspection of the facilities inside the PTC campus that has arrangements for the screening of newly arrived passengers where doctors will determine that they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. He also inspected the swab collection kiosks where health workers were in full body suit- PPE.
Khandu inspected the dormitories for female and male. He separately interacted with the male returnees and asked about the facilities including sanitation, quality of food and medical facilities.
He later visited the control centre of the State Task Force on COVID-19 at the directorate of health services office in Naharlagun. He held a meeting with the officers of the task force where he was briefed on the proposed roadmap for fighting coronavirus and other similar pandemic diseases on a long-term basis.
Thanking the Task Force for their dedicated effort in fighting coronavirus, Khandu said that every effort must be made to ensure that Arunachal always remains in the green zone. He said the main focus of the government has to be in making the 12 entry points along the Assam Arunachal border fool proof, so that no cases of coronavirus slips into the state. He added that this must be achieved through a strong team effort from the state health department, respective district administrations and the police department.
The Chief Minister said priority would be now to have a robust healthcare infrastructure and facilities in the state. He said all funds from NESID and NEC will be diverted for the health sector for this year.
On shortage of doctors across the state, Chief Minister urged for rationalisation of doctors and medical staffs. He requested the doctor fraternity to prepare a proposal, as they would be the best for suggestions on how to improve health facility in the state.