Sonowal made calls to the Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, former chief ministers Tarun Gogoi, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Bhumidhar Barman.
He also telephoned the Leader of AIUDF Legislative Party Hafiz Bashir Ahmed (Qasimi), former Union ministers Bijaya Chakrabarty, Kabindra Purkayastha, Rajen Gohain, Paban Singh Ghatowar and the chairman of State Senior Citizen Welfare Board Harekrishna Bharali.
He also made a call to the president of the Sadou Asom Mukti Jujaru Sanmilan, Krishna Lahkar among others and took their views about the prevailing situation and the state government’s efforts to contain the Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak.
Sonowal informed them about the various measures undertaken by the state government like setting up of 1000-bed quarantine facility for COVID19 patients at Sarusajai Stadium besides making the medical colleges capable of handling the Coronavirus patients.
He also informed them about the state government’s plans to set up five prefabricated COVID19 hospitals at Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Lakhimpur, Silchar and Bongaigaon, training for doctors and para-medical staff.
Sonowal also informed the senior politicians about the steps taken by the state government to provide free rice to 58 lakh families of Assam under the National Food Security Act (NFSA) during the time of crisis.
Assuring the public leaders about state government’s initiatives of containing Coronavirus outbreak, the chief minister told them that the Assam government is fully prepared to tackle any steep rise in COVID19 patients in the near future.
He also requested them to appeal to their followers to maintain social distancing and other protocols during the lockdown period.
The Assam CM also enquired about the health of the senior leaders and wished them prolonged and productive lives.