PILGRIMS WHO HAVE RETURNED FROM NANDED EXPRESS SATISFACTION OVER FACILITIES PROVIDED AT ISOLATION CENTRES
PILGRIMS ARE QUARANTINED AT TWO CENTRES
Ludhiana: The pilgrims, who have been brought back from Nanded (Maharashtra) by the Punjab government have shown satisfaction over the arrangements being made at the Isolation Centres set up in the city. The pilgrims as well as other persons who are staying at these centres said that they have been getting food three times daily, along with tea with biscuits twice, fruits and potable drinking water etc.
A visit to the Isolation Centre set up at Meritorious School, here, showed that the people staying here were staying inside the rooms designated to them.
Mr Dalbir Singh from village Manuke near Jagraon said that his entire family was stuck at Nanded for almost a month and thanked the Punjab government for their journey back home. He said that he is getting all facilities in the isolation centre and thanked the District Administration for making these arrangements.
Mr Manpreet Singh from village Chahlan, who is a combine operator and had returned from Madhya Pradesh, along with a group of 11 other persons, also said that the rooms are equipped with beds, pillows, sheets, buckets and mugs for bathing, besides other such facilities.
Mr Amrinder Singh Malhi, SDM Ludhiana (West), informed that the bathrooms in this isolation facility are cleaned twice daily and said that adequate number of staff has been deputed here to ensure that people do not face any problems.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal today informed that the pilgrims, who have returned from Nanded (Maharashtra) have expressed satisfaction over the arrangements made by the district administration for them in quarantine centres, here. He said that food, tea, fruits and other such items are provided to the pilgrims three times daily and assured that he is personally monitoring the situation.
He informed that senior officials of the district administration have been made incharges of the quarantine centres to ensure that the people staying there do not face any problems.
He informed that upon their arrival at Ludhiana, several pilgrims had thanked the Punjab government for arranging special buses for their journey back home. He said that the pilgrims are now quarantined at two centres and the district administration is providing every possible facilities to them.
Mr Agrawal further said that the district administration has made elaborate arrangements to check the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) in district Ludhiana. He said that the war against COVID 19 pandemic can be won only if we stay indoors and follow all instructions of the Punjab government. He informed that in view of the extension in curfew/lockdown by the Punjab government, all curfew passes would remain valid till May 17, 2020.