Chief Secretary chaired the State Level Task Force Meeting

Gangtok, April 30(IPR): Chief Secretary Shri S.C. Gupta chaired the State Level Task Force Meeting today to review the State Government’s plan of action in line with the new guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India dated 29th April 2020.

At the outset, the Chief Secretary informed the house that Shri. Ringzing Bhutia, Secretary Coordination (Covid-19) has been appointed as the State Nodal Officer to liaison with nodal officers of all other states to facilitate the return of people from Sikkim stranded outside the State.

The Chief Secretary stressed the need to finalise the arrangement to quarantine the people coming from outside the State.

A brief presentation on the newly prepared Online Registration Portal was made on the occasion. This portal once approved, will facilitate the travel of Sikkimese people from outside the State.

The District Collectors informed about the level of preparedness in each district and provided their feedback on the online registration portal. They also informed about the quarantine facilities being arranged in each district.
It was informed that groups of frontline workers and stakeholders will be constituted to monitor people under quarantine.

Likewise, the Health Department shared its strategy for testing of the persons entering the State.
It was decided that the Medical Team will assess each individual, based on which they would be sent for quarantine in coordination with the District Collectors.