Numaligarh: On Saturday, Morangi Press Club sent a letter addressed to the Chief Manager (CSR) of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL). In its letter, Morangi Press Club secretary Priyangdeep Kakoty urged NRL to undertake sanitization drives in nearby public places of Numaligarh.
Acting on the letter, NRL started sanitization drives in the vicinity on the very same day. To contain the rapid spread of coronavirus across the country and the fast increasing number of positive cases, NRL started sprinkling disinfectants in many public places of the area with the help of fire tenders of the organization. With its world-class chemical laboratory facility, NRL has undertaken sanitization drives to sanitize the nearby squares, streets, public areas, sidewalks, and other surfaces exposed to the contact of a large flow of people.
By Saturday evening, NRL sprayed disinfectants on the streets, sidewalks and other surfaces of market places at Bishnupur, Telgaram, Ponka Chariali and Kanaighat. Talking to The Sentinel, NRL CSR Rajkamal Saikia said, “In this first phase, we finished sanitizing public places from NRL main gate to Kanaighat on Saturday. More public places will be sanitized accordingly in the coming days. We also want to make an appeal to the public through the journalists to refrain from spitting in these public places. This unhealthy practice brings more germs, virus and bacteria to open places and that leads to mass illness.”
Morangi Press Club secretary Priyangdeep Kakoty said, “It has been seen that people are not taking the lockdown seriously and are roaming about unnecessarily. Mass sanitization drive in public places will also create awareness about the deadly virus among the public. Furthermore, NRL records entry of a large number of employees and other stakeholders to the refinery every day. Sanitizing the nearby public places will also help us to minimize the collateral damage in the community due to COVID-19.”