Imphal, May 29:
Khurai Assembly constituency MLA, L. Sushindro (Yaima) expressed regret about sending away a young girl call Steffie (not real name) who wanted to stay at a quarantine center opened at his constituency after returning from Guwahati on May 10.
Steffie who hailed from a place in Churachandpur district and returned back along with her friends from Khurai area, wanted to stay along with them as quarantine is mandatory for returnee from outside the state. However, as per the quarantine centers regulatory system in the state of Manipur she could not stay at the quarantine center opened at Khurai Assembly constituency. The shocking part is that she was tested Coronavirus positive along with 11 others from Churachandpur district on May 20.
“I feel regret about Steffie, had I allow her to stay with her friends at the quarantine center open in my constituency she could have been saved”, MLA Sushindro said. The MLA said this as none of her friends who came along with her were tested positive.
The MLA opined that she may have contracted the virus from carriers whom she travelled along with after she was taken from Khurai the day she returned to Imphal.
Steffie was first taken to Institutional Quarantine Center opened at JNV Navodaya and after there were no seat, she was again taken to Sainik School and then to Chrachandpur Quarantine center along with others.
Sushindro said that the present quarantine system need to be reviewed to make sure that those who come clean do not contracted the virus from carriers after reaching here in the state.
It may be mentioned that at some quarantine centers people who came in separate vehicles were mixed up with those who came in different vehicles. They were even deported to centers without segregation who came first or who came later.
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