ITANAGAR: With the spurt of COVID-19 cases in the second wave of the pandemic in Arunachal Pradesh, Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra convened a meeting of all political parties at the Raj Bhawan here and discussed on new strategies to fight against the virus.
The Governor accepted suggestions from the political leaders and advised them to make individual and collective efforts along with the people to fight the pandemic.
Mishra also said that the fight against COVID-19 has to be a concerted effort by all. "Since welfare of the people is above party politics, political leaders can lead the people in ensuring that they maintain COVID-19 protocol and take all necessary precautions against it," said the Governor.
He urged the political parties to work with the spirit of 'SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas and Vishwas' and keep reiterating the COVID protocols so that the people follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
He also said that for a safer society, every individual must adhere to the SOPs. Dr Mishra said that the life of every individual is as important as the lives of crores of people. Effort must be made to keep everyone safe from the Coronavirus.
He also appealed to the political leaders to create awareness on COVID-19 vaccine and motivate others to vaccinate themselves.
The Governor also asked the leaders to make targets at personal group and social levels for taking the vaccine and diligently make an effort to achieve them.
He expressed the hope that with people's participation, awareness and responsible behaviour, Coronavirus could be contained. Dr Mishra also shared the suggestion and deep concern of the political leaders present about drug addiction amongst our younger generation. He advised them to fight against the drug menace as well at individual group and social levels.
The political leaders suggested for free testing, vaccination for all ages, strict Coronavirus checking at entry points, quarantine facilities, restriction on mass gathering and involvement of NGOs in the fight against the virus.