Guwahati, March 31
Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), while expressing concern over the Covid-19 pandemic straining the healthcare systems across the globe, insists on nurturing self consciences by every individual with an aim to protect the human race. The forum of nationalists also appealed to the residents of northeast India to strictly follow the guidelines of healthcare experts precisely the social distancing with others to prevent the outbreak of novel corona virus to the maximum level.
According to the Union government in New Delhi, Covid-19 is still in local transmission in the country that is under lockdown till 14 April 2020. The deadly virus has infected over 1,250 individuals in India (with 49 foreign nationals) and out of them more than 30 succumbed to the viral attacks, when over 100 patients have been cured. Assam continues to be Covid-19 free State till date.
Appreciating the government initiatives to deal with the pandemic crisis, PPFA also emphasizes on formulating pragmatic policies for the post Covid-19 era, where the world seemingly would be changed. The State government in Dispur should also encourage more nature-oriented
life styles paving the way for livelihood to millions of locals, added the forum.
PPFA also request those 200 plus citizens from Assam and Northeast, who attended Nizamuddin Markaz religious congregation in New Delhi recently, to voluntarily come forward for screening in any nearby government hospital. State health minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has already asked ‘anyone from Assam who attended the religious congregation of Tablighi Jamaat at Hazrat Nizamuddin’ to immediately report voluntarily to the nearest government hospital or by calling helpline no 104. The forum agrees with Dr Sarma that it is very
important for the sake of nation’s health.
Meanwhile, PPFA expresses its profound grief at the untimely demise of novice scribe Dimpy Baishya, who faced a road accident during the lockdown. Dimpy used to work for a city based news portal and she was returning home on 30 March evening after duty hours with a colleague, who is presently undergoing treatment. Dimpy was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to severe injuries after some time.