TINSUKIA: With the implication of growing COVID-19 positive caseload in the rural areas and notably in the tea gardens of Assam, Minister of State for Tea Tribe Welfare and Labour Welfare Sanjoy Kishan visited the Margherita subdivision on Wednesday.
Margherita COVID Review Meeting
In a meeting held at the conference hall of the office of the Margherita subdivision to review and channelize the efforts of the administration towards mitigating COVID surge, Kishan stressed that as the tea gardens of Assam being very susceptible to infection, it would be uncontrollable. Thus the administration must step up the work on a war-like footing. He advised to work in proper coordination with the tea garden managers and maintain strict vigilance on the isolation wards of the gardens. He also said that the administration should work closely along with the ASHA workers who were engaged in myth bursting among the tea-garden dwellers regarding the testing, isolation and most importantly, the vaccination. He was accompanied by Margherita MLA Bhaskar Sharma. Earlier, Palash Rajkumar Ahom, ADC in-charge, Margherita apprised the minister and others about the preparedness. The meeting was also attended by the health care representatives and other officers of the administration.
The minister also visited the COVID Care Centre (CCC) at Margherita and a tea garden at Ledo to inspect the sustaining conditions to contain the spread of the virus. He assured that the government was ready to facilitate the tea gardens in these crucial times with aids. Apart from the tea gardens, he also highlighted that proper arrangement should also be made for the frontline workers who were working at the CCCs.