The Assam Government directed Assam Police to take strict action against landlords asking doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers fighting novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to vacate residences. The government’s directive comes after woes of the medical personnel surfacing on social media platforms.
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma informed that the government has asked the police to a criminal case against the landlords asking doctors, nurses and paramedic staff fighting the virus outbreak to vacate their apartments.
The landlords are threatening to evict them fearing coronavirus infection.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also warned of tough action against house owners found misbehaving, evicting the healthcare workers. Sonowal said that the healthcare workers are the warriors of today and appealed the citizens to support them.
The Chief Minister said in these difficult circumstances, people should encourage the medical workers.
“Our doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers and various departments are doing excellent work to prevent coronavirus outbreak and keep our state healthy. I commended them for their exceptional efforts in this trying times,” Sonowal tweeted.
Sonowal visited Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, Assam Medical College and Hospital and ICMR-RMRC in Dibrugarh and reviewed the preparedness for COVID-19 with doctors and officials.
Assam is readying a massive quarantine facility at the Sarusojai Sports Complex in Guwahati. “A large quarantine centre will be established at the Sarusojai Sports Complex, Guwahati, with a capacity for about 700 people,” he said.
Sarma also mentioned that the around 700 people are stranded in Assam-West Bengal border at Srirampur. The government will arrange buses to bring them to the Sarusojai quarantine facility.
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