Image: DIO, Churachandpur

A nine-member delegation of the Joint Committee for Public Awareness on COVID-19 constituted by the State Government inspected several quarantine centres in Manipur’s Churachandpur on Wednesday.

They interacted with the officials, local civil society organizations (CSO) leaders and inmates, according to reports from Churachandpur.

The delegates of the committee comprising representatives from various CSOs of the State held a joint meeting with local CSO leaders and Churachandpur district administration at DTC Hall of Tuibong in the district on Wednesday, it said.

In their interaction programme, local CSO leaders and officials of the district highlighted several problems they confronted in running and managing quarantine centres as part of the fight against COVID-19.

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The meeting was attended by the deputy commissioner Pawan Yadav; superintendent of police Amrita Sinha, additional deputy commissioner and nodal officer for COVID-19 of Churachandpur Thangboi Gangte, additional superintendent of police Shivanand Surve, chief medical officer Churachandpur Vumchinpau, sub-divisional officers and other district level officers.

Later, the team along with the DC and SP inspected quarantine centres at St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, Tuibong; Young Learners School, Zenhang Lamka and BDS Learning Centre, Zenhang Lamka.

In one of the interactions at quarantine centre, the inmates were also reminded of their responsibility towards the State, society/community and family.

It may be mentioned that the joint committee, constituted as per a government order on May 26, has been tasked to facilitate greater awareness among the clubs, womenfolk organizations, CSOs and the general public on measures stipulated by competent authorities for containing the COVID-19 pandemic, for their effective implementation.

The joint committee include representatives from All Manipur United Clubs Organization, Committee of Civil Societies of Kangleipak, Ethno Heritage Council, Indigenous Peoples’ Upliftment, Kuki Inpi Manipur, Manipur Muslim Welfare Organization, United Committee Manipur, United Naga Council, Zeliangrong Baudi etc.

Earlier, the joint committee also visited quarantine centres at Sericulture Training Centre, Kwakta and Moirang Multipurpose Higher Secondary School in Bishnupur district and held interaction with members present.

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