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Assam intends to fly back 859 patients stranded outside the state Featured

Written by  Apr 29, 2020

Guwahati: After encouraging the return of 391 understudies from Kota in Rajasthan, the Assam government is presently thinking about bringing back 859 patients from the state who went outside for treatment and are currently stranded because of the lockdown.

Assam health and fund minister Himanta Biswa Sarma educated on Wednesday that the state government is talking with the union common aeronautics service and different carriers to attempt to bring back the patients by flight.

"The vast majority of these patients have just finished their treatment and want to come back to the state. In any case, since they are not completely recuperated, it won't be conceivable to bring them back by street," he said.

This Sunday, 391 understudies who were concentrating in different organizations in Kota were brought in 17 transports covering a separation of almost 2,000 km. While the understudies paid for the excursion, the state government gave 8 police officials to go with them and encourage their excursion.

"We are in chats with the common flight service and private carriers to attempt to empty these patients and their family members. As of now it appears we won't have the option to do it before May 3, however, our endeavors are on," Sarma said.

The greater part of these 859 patients are stranded in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Vellore. The state government has just given them Rs 25,000 each as a monetary aid.

Sarma educated that plans are additionally in progress to bring back individuals from the state presently stranded in Uttar Pradesh and other northeastern states.

"We should attempt this activity in a careful way with the goal that the current situation in Assam doesn't bother," he said.

Assam has recorded 37 positive Covid-19 cases till Wednesday. While 1 patient has passed on, 29 have been released and 7 are still under treatment.

Other than monetary aid to patients stranded outside, the state government has paid Rs 2,000 each to 2.15 lakh laborers from the state who are stranded in different states and 1000 USD each to 52 people from the state stranded abroad.

Since April 25, the state government has permitted between area development of individuals stranded across Assam because of the lockdown. This window will be available till May 2.

Till Wednesday, almost 49,000 people have utilized their own vehicles to profit this advantage while in excess of 20,000 others have been transported free of cost by 1274 buses belonging to Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC).

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 20:52



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