GUWAHATI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday visited the Regional Screening Centre being set up at Barsha Resort at Kakodonga in Jorhat district in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic and took stock of arrangements made at the centre to screen inter-State passengers coming to the upper Assam districts from different parts of the country.
During the visit, the Chief Minister interacted with health department officials and civil defence personnel engaged at the centre. Jorhat DC Roshni Aparanji Korati while apprising the Chief Minister about various measures taken at the centre informed that so far 2,441 persons were screened at the centre.
Later talking to mediapersons, Chief Minister Sonowal said that in view of people in large numbers returning to the State following relaxation in lockdown norms, the State Government has set up five Regional Screening Centres for screening all returnees including the centre at Jorhat which covers Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Majuli, Jorhat and Charaideo district.
Stating that the State Health Department has put in best efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Sonowal appreciated the cooperation extended by people of the State and various organizations and NGOs. He also lauded the role played by MPs, MLAs and other elected representatives at this difficult time.
Urging people to maintain positive outlook to tide over the present crisis, Chief Minister Sonowal stressed on the need to continue economic activities and the fight against novel coronavirus simultaneously. The Chief Minister also visited a quarantine centre set up at Kaziranga University and assessed the arrangements there, stated a press release.