DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh in a review meeting with senior officers from North Eastern Council (NEC).

Five states in Northeast including Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura are now coronavirus  free while the other three States have not added any new Corona positive case in the last few days.

This was disclosed by DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh in a review meeting with senior officers from North Eastern Council (NEC) as well representatives of different government bodies and PSUs.

The meeting took place through video conferencing.

Singh expressed satisfaction that whereas in the last six years, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Northeast has emerged as a model of developmental transformation, in the wake of the present COVID crisis, it has emerged as a model of effective, diligent and disciplined health management.

Elaborating further, Singh said that as of now only three states including Assam, Meghalaya and Mizoram had 8, 11 and 1 Corona positive cases respectively.

He congratulated the State governments of the North Eastern region, their chief ministers and also the officials in the DoNER and NEC for ensuring perfect coordination over Covid-19.

Singh also informed about the proposals received and under consideration from different North Eastern States like Mizoram, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur for new health related projects devoted to management of infections and Corona care, critical care and upgraded healthcare.

“These projects will be dealt with priority,” he said.

DoNER Ministry had placed Rs 25 crore at the disposal of North Eastern States in the initial stage itself, much before the lockdown, as gap-funding for corona related activities.

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