Some of the inmates who tried to flee the quarantine centre
Some of the inmates who tried to flee the quarantine centre|EastMojo image
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Assam: Inmates try to flee quarantine centre over poor facilities

33 inmates in Assam’s Kokrajhar make a failed attempt to flee quarantine centre alleging lack of facilities; later brought back by police, officials of district administration

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Kokrajhar: At least 33 inmates put up at the quarantine centre in Beswargaon Nursing Training Centre complex in Assam’s Kokrajhar district made a failed attempt to flee the centre alleging lack of facilities, including food, etc.

The inmates allegedly tried to run away from the quarantine centre with bag and baggage to their respective houses on Thursday night. They came out from the quarantine centre and even walked towards the busy JD Road.

However, soon after receiving information about the incident, officials from the district administration and Kokrajhar SP Rakesh Roushan rushed to the centre. Later, the inmates were brought back to the centre.

Later, talking to media, Roushan said that officials of the district administration are already working day and night for the welfare of the quarantine centre inmates. He also announced to take legal action against those who tried to flee the centre.

Meanwhile, the Kokrajhar district unit of the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) has expressed serious concern over the alleged insufficient arrangement for the inmates of quarantine centres set up in various places of the district.

In a press statement, the general secretary of Kokrajhar district unit ABSU, Swmdwn Brahma, said that it was really unfortunate that some of the inmates of the quarantine centre had to flee due to lack of facilities.

Brahma said that the Nursing Training Centre at Beswargaon is under construction, and is not even properly sanitised.

"The nursing campus is not at all a place to live in. It’s in a dilapidated condition. There is no proper toilet, water facilities. Without water, how can anyone sustain?” Brahma asked.

Further, the ABSU also appealed the district administration to offer better facilities for the quarantine centres in the district.

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