PASIGHAT, May 22: The Quarantine centre at Mebo in East Siang district, which is divided into two separate parts with one each for male in Govt Hr Sec School Mebo and female in Don Bosco School, and sheltering returnees from various parts of the country based on their zone of returns like red, orange and green, is being trolled in social media regarding allegation of negligence from the part of administration of Mebo for allowing one returnee from red zone area of Patna, Bihar to enter his home at Mebo Romdum before entering into quarantine centre. The food quality was also questioned by the inmates.
While one student from Ayeng village who have returned from Delhi had alleged of negligence in providing good food, other one from Sigar village who have been to neighbouring Jonai, Assam also alleged low quality food.
However, when contacted, Quarantine Centre Don Bosco School Facility in-charge Omi Tayeng said that the management is taking all precautionary measures in ensuring proper care of students and other returnees from COVID-19 infected states and cities from around the country.
Obang Tayeng, Facility in-charge of Quarantine Centre at GHSS Mebo clarified that there was no any lapses from the part of Mebo quarantine centres and the returnee from Patna was taken into quarantine centre directly from Ruksin check gate. He suggested for separate arrangement of toilets and washrooms as more students/ returnees are expected and all those having returned from red zone areas need to be provided the same.
ADC Mebo Hage Lailang has denied the allegation on Mebo Quarantine centre for allowing the Patna returnee to enter his home before putting him into quarantine centre. “Anyone can come and check the records. He came from Patna after arriving at Dibrugarh railway station on 15th May morning and after due clearance from railways he reached Ruksin check gate and on proper screening from there he reached Mebo and was directly taken into the centre. There has no question of letting him enter his home first”, clarified Lailang.
Regarding low quality food, the ADC also clarified that he has strictly directed the management for making best quality food available. He also said that every effort is being made to check possible spread of Coronavirus here in the region and mandatory checking and testing are being done in the Quarantine centre.
As per ADC Mebo, a total of 35 people were quarantined till Thursday in the Mebo Quarantine Facilities out of which 21 have been released for home quarantine after their test came negative, while results of eight are awaited and the rest are yet to be tested.