Hailakandi: New Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi, Megha Nidhi Dahal said that tackling COVID-19 and flood situation are the top priorities of his administration. Spelling out his priorities, Dahal, who assumed office on Saturday, said that one of his priorities is how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the district. He said that basic preparations are on to set up isolation wards in hospitals and institutional quarantine facilities in certain areas, which he termed as main focus area of the administration.
The Deputy Commissioner said that the need of the hour is to generate awareness on maintaining social distancing, hygiene and regular washing of hands to contain the virus. "The only solution to prevent the virus from spreading is generating awareness on maintaining social distancing, less mixing up with people and regular hand washing," said Dahal, adding, "One must not develop the wrong notion that COVID-19 would not affect me. The virus does not spare anyone and would infect anyone if proper precautions are not taken."