Assam CM reviews COVID preparedness at inter-state checkpoints
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reviewed the COVID-19 management procedures adhered to at two inter-state checkpoints at Srirampur in Kokrajhar district and Chagolia in Dhubri district on Tuesday.
Reviewing the testing and isolation procedures at Srirampur checkpoint near the Assam-Bengal border, about 260km from Guwahati, Sarma said that district administration has been advised to ramp up COVID tests and exercise caution as inter-state movement poses a challenge for the administration, given the risk of spread of infections.
“Data of incoming vehicles at Srirampur inter-state checkpoint was reviewed and the district administration and health department have been advised to ensure more COVID tests and strict isolation of positive cases. Besides, the administration has been directed to ensure requisite transportation for COVID-19 patients opting for home isolation,” he said.
The chief minister was accompanied by state health minister Keshab Mahanta and Bodoland Territorial Council chief executive member, Pramod Boro.
“Screening has been at core of our COVID-19 management strategy. Over time, our teams have constantly expanded facilities for a wider net,” Sarma, who took stock of the facilities at the screening centre at Srirampur, said.
The chief minister also visited Chagolia, one of the most strategic border points, about 290 km to the west of Guwahati, and took stock of the COVID management system there.
(Edited by Marvin Kharsohnoh)
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