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Option to 'Adopt' Quarantiners in Nagaland's Wokha as Centres Fill up with Returnees

The campaign by the Wokha district administration is aimed at providing the returnees with nutritious food.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 May 2020 2:24 PM GMT

Guwahati:

Ever wanted to do your bit for society? How about adopting a quarantiner? With the return of thousands upon thousands of stranded citizens to their native lands, the Governments across India are scrambling to provide food and accomodation to the returnees who must mandatorily quarantined as per procedure. Now, the district administration of Nagaland's Wokha has come up with a novel concept that enables one to "adopt" quarantiners.

The initiative, christened as the Adopt Quarantiners Campaign by the Wokha district administration, is aimed at providing the returnees with nutritious food. The administration has now come forward and urged the citizens to help the generous students or persons in having nutritious meals at the quarantine centres through generous contribution in cash or kind.


"A family can adopt quarantiners by taking care of their food expenses. One can also adopt quarantiners through contributions contributions of juice, water, dry rations such as pulses, biscuits, milk powder, sugar, tea, etc", the district administration said in a statement.

Meanwhile, it was also informed that the neighbouring villages of Wokha, Humtso, Elumyo, and Longsa have also offered to provide organic green leaves and vegetables to the quarantiners.

Interested persons have been urged to contact the mess committees at the following numbers: 7908511293, 8974886565, 8730939583.

It may be mentioned here that the lone corona patient from Nagaland, a Dimapur trader, was admitted to the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on April 12 after he tested positive. The patient was released from the GMCH earlier this month after he recovered from the dreaded virus after a prolonged battle.

However, the records kept by the state administration make no mention of the patient. For as long as he was admitted in the hospital, neither state seemed eager to claim responsibility of the patient. Central Government records, meanwhile, have added the Nagaland patient to the tally of Assam state, which is seeing a significant increase in the number of cases,

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