Assam CM Sonowal
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal during the review meeting. Image credit - Northeast Now

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday took a detailed review of the situation emanated in the wake of novel coronavirus outbreak across many countries and its fallout in India.

Assam CM Sonowal reviewed the situation with special focus on measures deployed at the state’s airports to screen passengers.

The meeting took place at the Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati on Saturday.

While taking stock of the health situation in the state, Sonowal asked the principal secretary to health and family welfare, Samir Sinha, to keep entire health machinery prepared to deal with any situation emanated from novel coronavirus infection.

The Assam CM also reviewed the steps taken so far to tackle novel coronavirus whose infection has been reported in several states in India.

He said though no cases have been detected in the state, utmost care and precaution should be taken to keep the state aloof from novel coronavirus infection.

Sonowal also maintained that the health men and machinery in the state should adequately sensitise to face any contingency.

He also asked the health department to generate mass awareness and encourage people to adopt personal hygiene to defeat any sort of eventuality.

Chief minister Sonowal also took review of the progress of other development schemes and asked senior officers to expeditiously complete their implementation for the welfare of the public.

He also asked the officers to keep the utilisation certificates ready to send them to the Centre.

Chief Minister’s legal advisor Santanu Bharali, chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna, director general of police (DGP) Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta and other top officials were present at the review meeting.

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