Tml. April 2
The district administration of Tamenglong comprising the Deputy commissioner, CEO/ ADC, Superintendent of Police and the Chief Medical officer are in a war footing combating the dreaded COVID-19.
As of now a total of 119 persons are being kept under Home quarantine while 2 persons are under institutional quarantine. Out of these, 53 persons are from Tamei Sub-division, 13 from Tousem sub-division and 53 from Tamenglong sub-division. Both the institutional quarantine persons are being kept at JNV Tamenglong. Some persons have been released after completion of the quarantine period. All entry points to the district have been sealed except for some exceptional cases, according to Dr. Chambo Gonmei, Chief Medical Officer Tamenglong.
The district administration is providing free vegetables to the town dwellers by organizing villagers from different villages situated in the vicinity of the town. Today villagers from Tabanglong and Lamlaba brought home grown as well as wild vegetables in mini truck loads during the curfew relaxation period. The same provisions were managed by the district administration to see that both local and non locals people are benefited without any distinction. Another supplies of vegetables are coming again tomorrow from Khangchiulon, Chiulon and Duigailong for free distribution to the public.
Gaijinlung Thaimei, EE/PHED Tamenglong is also doing his bits by distributing water using the water tanker as water could not be supplied through the water pipelines due to water scarcity. The PHED also provided hand washing facilities in the town to facilitate people doing groceries during curfew relaxations.
Rice under NFSA meant for the month of December 2019 were distributed in the district through the rationing agents. However, rice being the staple food of the people are running out in the district. All rice stocks have been shifted from the shops to the Deputy commissioner’s office so that sales may be regulated. Kajaigai Gangmei, CEO, ADC Tamenglong who is also the ADM Tamenglong is leading an official team looking after the distribution of rice. There is no supplies of superfine or cheaper qualities now forcing the poor people to relish higher quality rice like Parmal and Andhra for Rs. 1000 or Rs. 1100 per 25 kilo packs.
Armstrong Pame, DC Tamenglong has assured that enough foodgrain would be provided and appeal the denizens not to panic over food. He also appealed the public to remain calm, follow instructions and cooperate with the authority in the fight against the pandemic.