More buses sent to bring back stranded people

STAFF REPORTER/CORRESPONDENT
IMPHAL/NONEY, 9th May: Continuing the evacuation operation sponsored by different MLAs, six more buses were flagged off from different parts of the state to bring back state natives stranded in Dimapur and Guwahati.
Tamenglong MLA Samuel Jendai Kamei flagged off five buses to bring back 85 people of Tamenglong and Noney districts who are stranded in Dimapur. The MLA appealed to the people to extend maximum cooperation during this health emergency. He also said that the district administration of Tamenglong and Noney in collaboration with the village authorities, CSOs and voluntary organisations had identified the quarantine centres and other logistic arrangement for the incoming people.
Similarly, Naoriya Pakhanglakpa MLA Soibam Subhaschandra flagged off one bus to bring back stranded people of the constituency from Nagaland and Assam. Flagging off the bus from Mekola Keithel on Saturday, Subhaschandra said that 41 people of his constituency are stranded in Nagaland and Assam. A bus is already in Dimapur and the additional bus was sent so that the stranded people can come while maintaining enough space during their journey.
He said that the relief committee of his constituency formed under his supervision will bear all the expenses for transportation of the stranded people. More buses will be sent soon to bring back stranded people from Silchar too and the whole operation is funded by public contribution, he said while thanking all for their contribution.
The MLA further said that the returnees will be taken at the quarantine facility at KP College, Hiyangthang. Though the existing guidelines mandates sending the returnees for home quarantine after negative test results, several family members are requesting for compulsory quarantine for 14 days at the facility. As such, all the returnees will be put under institutional quarantine for 14 days. Since most of the people of the constituency have vegetable farming at their homestead land, running the quarantine facility will got smooth with the contribution made by the people. Except for the medical requirements and protective gears from the government, the relief committee will bear all the food expenses, he said.
Later, he visited KP College and inspected the arrangements being made there.


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