Haflong: Dima Hasao Deputy Commissioner, who is also the chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority, Amitabh Rajkhowa appreciated the villagers and the gaon buras along with the frontline warriors of COVID-19 for their active cooperation in the time of national crisis. In an interview, Rajkhowa said that in the beginning it seemed difficult considering the location, lack of proper communication and infrastructure in the district but as the days passed by everything became manageable, thanks to the people of the district and other stakeholders. The DC said, “We have arranged vegetables to be sold at various locations while grocery and medicines shops are kept open so that people do not face difficulties during the period of lockdown. This has encouraged the people to abide by the lockdown norms and maintain social distance.” He also informed that as many as 35 beds for COVID-19 patients and 5 beds in ICU had been arranged in the new building of Haflong Civil Hospital.
Rajkhowa further said that though it was not an easy task to ensure total lockdown in a backward district like Dima Hasao, the people’s active and whole-hearted cooperation made it possible to implement all guidelines of the lockdown.