Nagaland police have set up the Northeast’s biggest quarantine facility in Dimapur managed by police personnel.
The 1027-bed centre at Ganeshpur was set up to augment the state government’s efforts to check coronavirus, Nagaland DGP T John Longkumer said.
A police team reached the Ganeshnagar Special Economic Zone under the Dhansiripar sub division in Dimapur on May 20 to assess, plan, organise and work out modalities to set up the facility, which was set up in a fortnight, he said.
Police said the returnees from other states have been sent for quarantine at the centre.
A team of police officials headed by DIG (Training) Aotemsu is handling accommodation, power supply, sanitation, water supply, office and control room, security, logistics, catering and transport there, said a senior police official.
A total of 640 police personnel, including officers, were on the ground when the process to build the centre began,
The first batch of 509 returnees from Bengaluru–383 men and 126 women–arrived at the quarantine centre on June 5.
Returnees from Punjab, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh also arrived at the Centre subsequently.
The Ganeshnagar centre is the biggest one in Nagaland to be built and managed by police for people of the state through the Community Oriented Police Service (COPS) initiative, he said.
A police medical team comprising doctors, nurses and other health Workers is stationed in the facility and attends to routine quarantine duties and other medical emergencies.