State govt gears up to bring stranded citizens

DIMAPUR, MAY 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/8/2020 12:40:17 PM IST

Nagaland government spokesperson for COVID-19 and planning & coordination, land revenue and parliamentary affairs minister Neiba Kronu Friday informed that the state will be arranging special trains or buses, as per requirements, to bring back the stranded people after sorting out the dates of the applicants. According to Kronu, 33 individuals had applied for e-passes, while 7,015 opted for government arrangements for transportation till 5 p.m. on Friday.

Meanwhile, inter-district movement of stranded persons to their home districts that began on Thursday continued for the second day on Friday. Altogether, 1758 passengers in 85 buses travelled back to their respective destination from various locations of the State, he added.

Kronu said that the Health & Family Welfare department, in collaboration with the police, was digitally monitoring quarantined persons through nCovid-19 Nagaland Visitor’s App. The monitoring is done on the basis of COVID-19 symptoms daily through self-reporting on the mobile app and by quarantine enforcement through geo-fencing by the police. 

Altogether 4,579 persons were registered under digital surveillance, out of which 4,355 registered in the app have already completed their quarantine, while 220 persons under quarantine are currently being monitored through the app.

Kronu said H&FW department had issued an advisory for seriously ill non-COVID patients requiring treatment outside the State asking such patients to contact their respective district task forces for more information. They have also been requested to get a written document, an acceptance note by the referring-in hospital while applying for referral or movement permit.

As  per the  declaration form in the website citizens stranded in different parts of India can register to come back home either on their own by road, for which e-passes would be issued, or through arrangements to be made by the government.


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