Quarantine centres must in tea gardens: All Assam Tea Tribe Students’ Association (AATTSA)
JORHAT: A total of 2,260 workers working in several States who had arrived 7-8 days earlier are creating confusion and fear among the labourers in the tea gardens of several districts of Assam, claims the All Assam Tea Tribe Students’ Association (AATTSA).
These people have been asked to stay in home quarantine but they are roaming around as their labour quarters do not have sufficient space and it is not possible for many family members to stay together in a small labour quarter, said Dhiraj Gowala, the State president of AATTSA on Monday.
The AATTSA president said that they have informed about these problems to the Chief Minister, State Health Minister as well as the State Labour Minister.
Further as a goodwill gesture for the greater interest of the tea community, the AATTSA has urged the administration to set up quarantine centres in various tea garden clubs and hospitals as has been done at Gabhroo Parvat Tea Estate (Mariani) and Charaideo Tea Estate (Charaideo).