Arunachal Pradesh government to start paid quarantine centres

Arunachal Pradesh government to start paid quarantine centres


ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh government has decided to start paid quarantine services soon for the stranded people returning from other States of the country, a senior government official said here on Tuesday.

Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar informed that the paid quarantine facility would also be extended in all the districts of the State.

"Such centres will provide all facilities to the people," he said.

Kumar informed that more than 2,800 stranded people have desired to come back to the state by registering themselves on the portal provided by the government.

"The process of bringing them back will be done systemically and the students will have to go through mandatory fourteen days of quarantine in designated quarantine centres of their respective home districts," he said.

The swab samples of the students will be collected within three days of their stay in the quarantine centre, he added.

Kumar also said that the state government will bear the entire travel cost of the stranded students returning to the state, however, their parents will have to refund the amount later.

The Chief Secretary added that the state government would set up Covid-19 testing labs in Pasighat (East Siang district), Bomdila (West Kameng) and Namsai (Namsai).

"We will make sure that the testing laboratory in Pasighat is functional within three months and gradually the rest will take place," Kumar said adding, ventilators and intensive care units have already been installed in Pasighat, Aalo and Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences at Naharlagun, near here.

"Equipment would be made within four months in ten medical hospitals of the state," he said and added that the state government is also making effort to provide the best available medical facilities and equipment in the four newly created districts of Shi-Yomi, Pakke Kessang, Kamle and Lepa Rada. 

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