Tuki, Hali and Kaso advise the state government and appeal to the public to cooperate and maintain Covid SoP
ITANAGAR, 21 Apr: The three MLAs of Papum Pare district have made an appeal to the people and state government to be fully prepared for the second wave of Covid 19. Former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has urged the state government to extend all possible help to those whose businesses have suffered due to Covid 19 pandemic. Talking to the press here on Thursday Tuki said businesses especially involved in small time have suffered a lot due to lockdown and other Covid 19 related restrictions in the last one year.
“The Covid 19 pandemic has been harsh on poor and people involved in small scale businesses. Now with the second wave which is deadlier than first hitting country and state, there is fear that restriction might again be imposed. Such a step will further hurt the poor,” he said while urging the government to extend help to the citizens.
Tuki also said simply issuing SOP will not be effective to stop the spread of infection. “Still now there is a lack of awareness about the grave threat posed by Covid 19 to humanity. Government needs to create large-scale awareness about the threat of Covid 19 and how people can avoid being infected,” he added.
The Doimukh MLA cum Advisor to Animal Husbandry department Tana Hali has appealed to the people to extend all possible help and support to the health care and frontline workers. “These groups of citizens are putting their own lives at risks to protect us. Please come forward to help them by providing food and other necessary items,” appealed Hali. He also informed that he has visited various check gates under Doimukh assembly constituency to check the preparedness and also to boost the morale of the frontline workers.
The Itanagar MLA Techi Kaso has urged the state government to immediately constitute a committee headed by minister to check the functioning of check gates in the wake of new Covid 19 surge and new SOP being implemented. Kaso also called for closing of schools in the wake of the growing case of Covid 19 in the state, particularly in the capital complex. With testing of Covid 19 made compulsory at check gates under new SOP, Kaso appealed to those officials posted in check gates to respectfully treat those truckers carrying essential items for the state.
“They are providing service for the state and therefore should be treated properly while entering the state from the check gates. No truckers should be unnecessarily harassed,” said Kaso.
Further Kaso called on the state government to carry out a large-scale vaccine drive from May 1 onwards when every citizen above 18 years can take Covid 19 vaccine. “Our population is very less in comparison to the rest of the country. If the government properly plans the entire population who are eligible for the vaccine can be covered very quickly,” he added. Kaso advised citizens to keep themselves safe by following SOP.