From Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar(Assam),May 6: ” Strict health screening tests have been initiated for all people who are entering Assam after being stranded at various neighbouring states during the ongoing nationwide lockdown periods prevent the spread of COVID-19 outbreak”, said Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal.
Just within hours after the first Covid -19 case was detected here, Sonowal on Wednesday visited the Srirampur quarantine centre along the inter- state border with West Bengal to take stock about the general preparedness at Srirampur check gate.
Sonowal was accompanied by Assam Social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma,former BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary,Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary during his visit.
Sonowal held meetings with high officials,police ,health department officials and discussed on the measures to be taken to combat the spread of Coronavirus across in the state.
He said that Srirampur is the gateway to Assam and northeastern states and each and every stranded person should be thoroughly screened before he or she is granted entry to the state and the region .
He informed that necessary preventive measures and steps have been taken to ensure compliance of the guidelines set by the Centre to keep a check on the spread of the COVID-19 in the state.
He said that state government and health department have been initiating firm measures to combat the Coronavirus outbreak in the state and accordingly taken several measures to check the COVID-19 outbreak.
He asked all deputy commissioner and superintendent of police to take strong measures to ensure protection of the Coronavirus outbreak in the state and to create awareness to end the Coronavirus outbreak in the state
On Tuesday ,a positive case of COVID-19 was detected in Kokrajhar which is the first positive case in entire BTAD districts.
The detected person was identified as Ashan Ali Sheikh(18) and hails from Ballamguri near Srirampur in Gossaigaon subdivision.
According to national health mission,the person was a daily wage earner.He has been contained at Ballamguri quarantine centre when he returned from Coochbehar in West Bengal on April 14 .He was kept at quarantine centre since April 14 and was detected positive yesterday evening.
He has been sent to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday night.
A total 19 quarantine centres have been set up in the district for those who are entering the state from different parts of the country .