DHUBRI: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Dhubri and took stock of the situation during lockdown and preparedness to fight coronavirus on Tuesday. Sonowal drove straight to Dhubri Civil Hospital after landing by helicopter at Dhubri Sports Complex and inspected isolation wards and talked to physicians, staff and workers engaged in cleaning the hospital premises. The Chief Minister also held meeting with district high-level officials led by Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyani at the DC’s conference hall.
Sonowal instructed the officials to ensure the total lockdown, distribution of food materials and to be fully prepared to fight coronavirus. While replying to a question of nearly 300 people from Assam who took part in the religious assembly at Nizamuddin Markaz Mosque in New Delhi, some of whom detected corona positive, he said that steps were being taken to identify the people from Assam who had attended the religious meeting. “I appeal to all of them to come out voluntarily and get screened as not only they but their family members and society are also at risk,” Sonowal added.
On Monday Assam Tourism Minister Chandan Brahma visited Dhubri and took stock of the situation during lockdown and preparedness to fight coronavirus. Brahma held a meeting with district-high level officials led by Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyani at the DC conference hall. Officials of Dhubri District Food and Civil Supplies department, while briefing the minister, informed that there was stock for essential food items for 45 days but the minister instructed the officials to increase stock for three months.
Dhubri Joint Director of Health Services, Sheikh Emdadulla also briefed the minister about the preparedness at Dhubri Civil Hospital in the isolation wards and patients in home quarantine. The minister instructed the officials to put the prices of essential commodities under control so that no trader could take advantage of the situation and also to keep close eyes on black-marketing of essential commodities.
Earlier, Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyani informed about the overall situation since the day of total lockdown in the district and said that all the government orders were being implemented in letter and spirit in the district. Meanwhile, 1,900 N95 masks, 4.75 lakh triple layer masks and 10,000 hand sanitizers reached Dhubri, a health officer informed.