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Arunachal: Felix, Tedir, visit Banderdewa PTC quarantine centre

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Itanagar- The Minister Home Bamang Felix and Minister Education Taba Tedir  today  visited Quarantine centre at Banderdewa PTC and convened a meeting with the officers of the District Administration Capital Region and Papumpare to discuss the modalities to ensure the smooth passage of transit students/ persons coming from outside and intending to go to their  their respective districts through Banderdewa Gate.The nodal officers appointed for coordinating the same from the districts of  Papumpare, Kamle, Lower Subansiri, Kra Daadi, Kurung Kumey, Upper Subansiri, East Kameng and Pakke Kesang were properly briefed and asked to strictly follow SOPs during the entire course of travel.

The Nodal Officers were further directed to ensure that those passengers are escorted by Police during their journey and handed over to the team of Quarantine Center at their respective districts to further complete the necessary quarantine period.

The Home Minister stressed that every individual coming from outside the state has to enter only through Banderdewa Check Gate and other vehicles carrying essential and non essential commodities may be allowed through the Gumto and Hollongi check Gates also.

Further,Kimin Gate has also been sealed for any kind of communication. He stressed that at this point of time, both Capital and Papumpare Adminstration has to work jointly to fight this war against Corona.

Taking stock of the PTC quarantine centre,  the minister said that few lacuna’s would definitely be looked upon while stressing that the State Government is trying to provide all kind of facilities to them. He also directed the DCs to immediately fill up the additional requirement of toilets, water etc.

He also directed the Station Superintendents of Capital and ISBT to coordinate with the nodal officers for smooth conveyance of these passengers.

The Education Minister also stressed that SOPs should be strictly followed at the gates. Once we are able to contain the virus at the entry points, we will be able to stop the spread of the virus.

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The Ministers also visited the hostels where people under quarantine are currently staying and also took stock of the condition of toilets, availability of mobile toilets etc.

Also briefing on the issue of shortage of toilets, the DC Capital informed that 18 mobile toilets have already been installed and few more are to be installed soon.

The DC also informed that the District Administration is trying every possibility to provide best services to the people under quarantine, however there are few lacunae observed  and we are trying to solve the same, said the DC.

The DC further informed that for the convenience of the people, we have also identified few hotels as paid quarantine  which means those who are willing to pay for their stay may do so.

The DMO Dr Mandip Perme informed that as per latest SOPs, those passing through capital for other districts has to be provided facility quarantine at their respective districts and sample collection and tests has also to be done there. However, thermal screening is compulsorily carried out here after which they are sent to their districts from PTC Banderdewa, informed the DMO.

Later, the DCs Komkar Dulom and Shri Pige Ligu along with ADM Shri Talo Potom visited BPL Housing Colony to explore the possibility of converting the same as quarantine centre and which  has a capacity to accommodate around 570 people in separate flats.

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