11 workers walk from Bhutan to reach home; all placed under quarantine in Baksa
TAMULPUR: Eleven workers from Baksa and Sonitpur districts who were working in Bhangtar Kawoipani in Bhutan, travelled on foot and arrived in Kawli under Tamulpur subdivision in Baksa district on Sunday. As per reports, the workers, who were employed in Bhutan’s southeast rural town Bhangtar Kawoipani, reached Kawli area in Baksa district on Sunday afternoon at about 2.30 PM.
All the workers had set off on foot from Bhangtar Kawoipani at 4 am on Sunday. After their arrival, sensation prevailed among the local people of Kawli and after that the workers were kept at Tarungaon Primary School in Kawli.
Receiving information, some health workers went to the school to examine the health condition of the workers. Six of the migrant workers are residents of Kawli whereas the other five hail from Sonitpur district. The workers who belong to Sonitpur include Ram Dayal Paik, Rupesh Orang, Papulu Bhumij, Khudang Munda and Amzan Khan. The workers hailing from Kawli are Maheswar Biswas, Hiro Baishya, Akhil Biswas, Uday Baishya, Sambhu Biswas and Prabhat Bakshi.
Meanwhile, in-charge of Tamulpur police station, Inspector Ashim Bora and in-charge of Kumarikata police outpost, Nipon Gogoi also went to the spot to take stock of the situation. Later on, all the migrants were sent by 108 ambulance to the quarantine centre of Nagrijuli Model Hospital at night.
Dr. Manohar Das, in-charge of Nagrijuli Model Hospital, said that all workers were tired and exhausted as they had travelled on foot, climbed hills and crossed river without any food. All of them are provided primary treatment and food and they have been kept in the quarantine centre. All of them are now stable, Dr. Das added.
One person named Khudang Munda was missing from the group and on Monday at around 11.30 am, Khudang arrived at Kawli. He was also sent to Nagrijuli Model Hospital for quarantine.