CM makes surprise visit to Rangpo, inspects preparedness

March 31, 2020

Rangpo, 30 Mar [IPR]: Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang [Golay] made a surprise visit to Rangpo today to take stock of preparedness and assess the situation on ground at the border town. The Chief Minister, while lauding the efforts of the Medical team and police personnel manning the border checkpost, called for heightened vigil to ensure that there was absolutely no thoroughfare to and from the border. He also issued clear instructions not to allow any cross-border movement of labourers or wage earners, and said that the Government will ensure that necessary arrangements are made for them in the State during the period of the lockdown. He appreciated the hard work, dedication and the seriousness with which the frontline workers have served through this adverse situation and assured full cooperation and help from the government. The Chief Minister also assured the medical team and the doctors that government is fully prepared and stock of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other logistics are in abundance and they should not worry about anything. The Chief Minister also visited the quarantine center established at the New Tourist Lodge here and took detailed stock of the arrangements made. He expressed satisfaction with the facility and advised the doctors and medical staff to ensure that all the required protocols are followed. The Chief Minister also instructed SP East and SDM Rangpo to ensure that not a single person crosses the border check post and that only emergency vehicles and vehicles carrying medicines and essential commodities are allowed through.

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