Nearly 40 inmates discharged from community quarantine centre of Sagolband

Sagolband MLA RK Imo Singh wished them a good health and gifted them tree saplings, masks and a hand sanitizer.

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Nearly 40 inmates who stayed at community quarantine centre of Sagolband assembly constituency, Johnstone Higher Secondary School were discharged on Thursday after their tests came negative.

As they were being discharged, Sagolband MLA RK Imo Singh wished them a good health and urged them to stay home, said a release. He gifted them tree saplings, masks, hand sanitizer and a card that conveyed his best wishes for them, it said. Many of the inmates that stayed at the community quarantine have tested negative of COVID-19 and the remaining people will be tested very soon, it added.

Those who tested negative are allowed to leave for home as per the directives of the state government and the norms of health ministry, government of India, it said. Concerning the functioning of quarantine centres, the MLA lauded the philanthropists, volunteers and well-wishers for their support, it added.

He stated that state government has announced extending of technical and financial support at the community quarantine centres. But they have not received much support from the administration regarding basic and important things, it said.
Nevertheless, the people of Sagolband assembly constituency have come forward with helping hands, it added.

He also stated that as cases for COVID-19 infection continue to rise in the country. The condition in the state is worsening with the arrival of returnees from various parts of India, the release said. The prevailing scenario was already expected before their arrival. Therefore the state government must focus on prevention of community transmission across the state, it added.

“I would like to reiterate that returnees should be tested before sending them to the community quarantine centres,” he asserted.

He also urged the state government to provide health security and safety measures to all the frontline warriors such as health care workers, volunteers of community quarantine centres, members of Red Cross Society, police personnel, people from of media and all other who are battling against COVID-19 pandemic. He also wished a speedy recovery to those who have tested COVID-19 positive.



First Published:May 21, 2020, 10:27 p.m.

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