Over 1400 stranded citizens from state opt to stay back

Correspondent KOHIMA, MAY 14 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/14/2020 12:39:55 PM IST

Out of the 18,255 citizens of Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country who had filled up the returnees’ declaration form till 4:30 p.m. Thursday, 1,471 have voluntarily opted to stay back and filled up the required form on the portal for availing the one-time assistance for Rs 10,000.

On the other hand, the number of people from Nagaland stranded or in distress outside the State due to the nationwide lockdown who have received financial assistance has now risen to 24,261, comprising 18,829 working people, 5,214 students and 218 patients. Till date, Rs 9.53 crore had been disbursed for this purpose. This was stated by principal secretary (home) Abhijit Sinha during his daily briefing on COVID-19 here on Thursday.  

CMOs authorized to issues movement pass: Further, as per the power conferred by the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020 regulation no. 6, chief medical officers (CMOs) of the districts have been designated as “authorised persons” to issue movement orders/permits for patients for inter-State and intra-State referrals. For more details in this regard, Sinha said the CMOs could be contacted.

He said 16,527 people had so far been transported to their native districts during the inter-district movement of stranded persons. 

Regarding arrival of stranded Nagaland citizens from other North Eastern States, Sinha said 409 persons had already arrived and 484 persons were expected to arrive.


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