CM Pema Khandu during his visit made a detail inspection of the facilities inside the PTC campus.

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu on Tuesday said the main focus of his government would now be making the 12 entry points along the Arunachal-Assam border fool proof so that no cases of coronavirus slips into the state.

This, Khandu said, must be achieved through a strong team effort from the state health department, respective district administrations and the police department.

The chief minister, who was at the Police Training Centre (PTC) at Banderdewa near to inspect the facilities of the quarantine centre, said the priority would be now to have a robust health infrastructure and facilities in the state.

He said all funds from NESID and NEC will be diverted for health sector for this year.

On shortage of doctors across the state, the chief minister urged for rationalisation of doctors and medical staffs.

He requested the doctor fraternity to prepare a proposal, as they would be the best for suggestions on how to improve health facility in the state.

Khandu during his visit made a detail inspection of the facilities inside the PTC campus that has arrangements for screening of newly arrived passengers where doctors will determine them for being symptomatic or asymptomatic.

He also inspected the swab collection kiosks where health workers were clad in full PPE.

The chief minister then inspected the dormitories for female and male.

He separately interacted with the male returnees and asked about the facilities including sanitation, quality of food and medical facilities.

Khandu later visited the control centre of the State Task Force on COVID-19 at directorate of health services office in Naharlagun.

He also held a meeting with the officers of the take force where he was briefed on the proposed roadmap for fighting coronavirus and other similar pandemic disease on a long-term basis.

Thanking the Task Force for their dedicated effort in fighting coronavirus, the chief minister said that every effort must be made to ensure that Arunachal always remain in green zone.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: