BORDUMSA: Altogether 16 asymptomatic COVID-19 migrated patients are being presently treated at an institutional quarantine centre in Diyun. With the sudden and unexpected spike in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in Arunachal Pradesh particularly in the Diyun area of Changlang district with these 16 new positive cases, the administration including the frontline workers in association with the local MLA (Independent) Somlung Mossang have been carrying out various programmes to sensitize the masses and motivate the patients besides lending the much-needed support to check further transmission of the coronavirus.
Mossang visited most of the quarantine centres in the Bordumsa sub-division including those at Bijoypur I, II & III, Magantong, Dirak Pathar, Don Bosco De-addiction Centre, Bordumsa Higher Secondary School among others on Tuesday. He extended Rs 10 Lakh to the local administration in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Urging the public not to panic, the MLA said, "We checked the quarantine centres and also met the inmates and found that things are satisfactory at the ground level." He further cautioned the masses about fake social media contents. "This is the time to jointly fight against the pandemic," suggested Mossang.
"Only a handful of people has returned home. Many more will be arriving, so we need to be prepared and also remain cautious as the COVID-positive cases may surge in the coming days, the MLA said.
When asked about the recent media content regarding lakhs of Chakma Hajong starving in Diyun, Mossang dismissed the content as fake and baseless. According to him, the Government of Arunachal Pradesh led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu have come up with various schemes for the people of Diyun during the pandemic and adequate rations and other essential services have been effectively provided through the local administration.
"In May, Chief Minister Khandu also held a video conferencing with the Union Minister and got the Centre's sanction to provide 15 kilograms of rice to every member of a family for the months of May and June there," said Mossang, adding, "I personally provided Rs one lakh to each of the administration in Bordumsa and Diyun Circles, 100 quintals of rice and have been also providing other required services from time to time in Diyun."
"As such, how could they starve?" posed the MLA adding, "The respective student bodies of the Chakmas and the Hajongs have also acknowledged and expressed their gratefulness for such work."