A mock drill conducted by the South District administration for the systematic return of the stranded persons at Melli today

Melli, 4th April (IPR): A centre has been set up at Melli to screen the stranded people who will be returning to Sikkim via Melli Checkpost.

A mock drill so as to prepare for the arrival of the stranded people was also conducted by DC (South) Mr Ragul K, SP (South) Mr Pravin Gurung, ADC (South) Mr Satyan Pradhan, CMO (South) Dr D.C.Sharma and others officials at this Centre today.

Buses from Sikkim Nationalised Transport will be used to bring back stranded people from Siliguri to Sikkim. The installation of Aarogya Setu Mobile application is being mandated for completing the registration process at the centre.

This stranded person will have to go through medical screening which includes thermal screening, medical assessment, travel history and other related information.

After the assessment by the medical team, these stranded people will either be sent for home or institutional quarantine. Those people coming from the red zone will automatically be sent to institutional quarantine.

For home quarantine, ASHA and Aganwadi workers, health workers and medical officials will be strictly ensuring the medical protocols supported by concerned MLAs and ward panchayats.

There are a total of seven quarantine centres in South District out of which three are paid. These centres are Cherry Resort in Temi, Yatri Niwas and Hotel Pangolin in Namchi.

Apart from these four other free of cost quarantine centres are at SIRD and SICB at Karfectar, IHCAE Chemchey and CCCT Chisopani.

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