‘Every returnee should be treated equally’

Advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon attending the coordination meeting with the Block Task Force, Bhandari, on COVID-19 at the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, on May 22. (DIPR Photo)
Advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon attending the coordination meeting with the Block Task Force, Bhandari, on COVID-19 at the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, on May 22. (DIPR Photo)

Coordination meeting of Block Task Force in Bhandari held 
 

Wokha, May 23 (MExN): Advisor, Information Technology, Science and Technology and New & Renewable Energy, Mmhonlumo Kikon said he has been in contact with some of the parents of stranded students personally in case there is any need for medical attention to be given. “Every returnee should be treated equally with care during these distressing times,” Kikon added while addressing a coordination meeting with the Block Task Force, Bhandari, on COVID-19 at the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Bhandari, on May 22.


Chairing the meeting, a DIPR report stated that the Advisor in his opening remark appreciated the Block Task Force, Bhandari for its commendable state of preparedness and handling of the COVID-19 situation ever since its outbreak, observing that it is now ready with five quarantine centre and is in process of receiving stranded citizens.


Kikon also told the BTF committees and its members to streamline a functional system for a smooth running of the quarantine centre. For redressal of needs arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, he asked the BTF to keep the concerned authorities and departments updated on time so that there would be no lapses in handling any kind of situations or eventuality.


The Advisor also called on the concerned departments, agencies or individuals engaged in distribution of rice or other essential goods to the public to continue to give transparent assistance and support to the government to overcome the present pandemic crisis together.


In the meeting, Additional Deputy Commissioner and Chairman BTF, Bhandari on COVID-19, Tiameren Chang apprised on the present status of the Quarantine centres and the sub division's preparedness where Dr Lawrence, Medical Officer, CHC Bhandari apprised on the COVID-19 activities of the Medical Department.


The Advisor also provided COVID-19 materials such as PPEs, PPE bed sheets, PPE/HIV Kits Sodium Chloride, hand sanitizers and gloves besides other essentials.


The meeting was attended by BTF members departments including 7th NAP, SDPO, Medical, APRO, Lotha Lower Range Public Organization and Students' leaders, Lotha and Eloe Hoho Bhandari and Church leaders.