Evacuation of stranded natives must, says CM

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 19th May: Chief Minister N Biren said that it is a must to evacuate state natives stranded in different parts of the country during this crisis period considering the hardships they are facing at their present location of residency.
On Tuesday, the CM along with principal secretary to CM & principal secretary (health) Vumlunmang Vualnam, DC Imphal West Naorem Praveen and MU registrar W Chandbabu inspected the yet to be inaugurated Marjing Boys’ Hostel in Manipur University campus, which has been designated as quarantine centre.
Sharing information of his visit to the university campus in his Facebook page, Biren posted “In view of the unprecedented number of returnees from outside the state, went to inspect the hostels inside the Manipur University to see the feasibility of accommodating these hostels as institutional quarantine centres.”
“We need to bring back the stranded and distressed Manipuris who desperately want to return to their motherland at any cost,” the CM posted.
Chinga Boys’ Hostel in the MU campus had already been converted into quarantine centre where 53 returnees are staying as of Tuesday. After a discussion between DC Imphal West and MU vice-chancellor, the university authority has approved allocation of two more hostels for designating as quarantine centres, MU registrar professor Chandbabu told The People’s Chronicle.
Right now, construction of thatch walls is being taken up to segregate the northern block of the university campus, where the quarantine centres are located, with the rest of the university campus. The Marjit Boys’ Hostel will be cleaned on Wednesday and kept ready for utilisation as quarantine centre, the registrar said.


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