Mnp evacuates 84 stranded citizens from Guwahati

Mnp evacuates 84 stranded citizens from Guwahati
A patient who was among 84 evacuated to Imphal from Guwahati being escorted to quarantine centre in Imphal.
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAY 2 | Publish Date: 5/2/2020 9:03:08 AM IST

Manipur’s mission of bringing back state people stranded outside due to COVId-19 lockdown successfully completed when four buses with 87 people from Guwahati arrived at Imphal on Saturday afternoon. Even as no COVID-19 symptoms were detected in any of the individuals, they have all been lodged at a government designated quarantine centre in Imphal where they will stay for two weeks as per COVID-19 guideline.

The transport department of Manipur had on April 29 sent the four buses for the return of 84 people from Manipur stranded at Manipur Bhavan in Guwahati after the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

Though the authority sent four buses to bring back 84 stranded people, 87 people at Bhavan were on board the buses that arrived in Imphal today afternoon.The returnees included six patients and 37 students.

According to officials of the state medical department, all individuals on board the buses including officials were screened when they entered the state from Mao gate bordering Nagaland. They were again screened for the corona virus on reaching Imphal and before being sent to government designated quarantine centre (Imphal Valley Academy campus) in Imphal West district.State health minister L Jayentakumar who visited the quarantine centre, later told those who arrived on the busses that the deadly nature of the contagion virus has compelled the state government to put them on quarantine before sending back them to their respective families. “It doesn’t mean that you are the carriers of the virus.  Government has done this  not only in the interest of the masses but also for your safety (passengers who arrived today),” the health minister said. The minister then sought cooperation of the passengers while calling for a concerted effort in checking the spread of the virus in the state.

“We need such extreme step to safe the future generation,” he said and assured all facilities and  health experts to monitor their health conditions every day during quarantine period.

Jayentakumar further appealed to the quarantined people to strictly follow the dos and don’ts during their stay at the facility. On the other hand, Shantikumar Singh who led the team bringing back stranded people, said that they did face some problems on their  way back to Imphal, particularly at the police check posts within Nagaland, allegedly due to inter-state communication gaps. He suggested the state government to properly communicate with the concerned authorities of Assam and Nagaland if government in the future plans to bring back stranded people of the state. It may be mentioned here that the state police department had informed of details of the buses and journey to their counterparts in Nagaland and Assam.

Shantikumar further informed that over 500 individuals from the state staying in Assam or stranded in Guwahati due to the lockdown were waiting for their return to the state. Meanwhile, a government notification advised state people stuck in Assam, particularly in Guwahati, to avail facilities for boarding and lodging free of cost at the Manipur Bhavan at Guwahati after the 84 people were vacated the Bhavan.

“It is hereby notified for information of all bonafide stranded passengers of Manipur who are in need of accommodation and food that they can avail of the facilities of accommodation with food free of cost in the Manipur Bhavan, Guwahati against the accommodations being vacated by the 84 persons,” the government notification said.


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