Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday conducted a detailed inspected of the COVID-19 quarantine facility at Police Training Centre at Banderdewa where arrangements have been made for quarantining interstate returnees and for their testing.
He also inspected the swab collection kiosks where health workers were in full-body suit PPE.
Khandu then inspected the dormitories for female and male. He separately interacted with the male returnees and asked about the facilities including sanitation, quality of food and medical facilities.
He later visited the control centre of the State Task Force on COVID-19 at the directorate of health services office in Naharlagun. He held a meeting with the officers of the take force where he was briefed on the proposed roadmap for fighting coronavirus and other similar pandemic diseases on a long-term basis.
Thanking the Task Force for their dedicated effort in fighting coronavirus, the CM said that every effort must be made to ensure that Arunachal always remain in green zone. He said the main focus of the government has to be in making the 12 entry points along the Assam-Arunachal border fool proof so that no cases of coronavirus slips into the state. He said this must be achieved through a strong team effort from the state health department, respective district administrations and the police department.
Khandu emphasised that priority would now be to have a robust health infrastructure and facilities in the state. He said all funds from NESID and NEC will be diverted for health sector for this year.
On shortage of doctors across the state, the chief minister urged for rationalisation of doctors and medical staff. He requested the doctor fraternity to prepare a proposal, as they would be the best for suggestions on how to improve health facility in the state.