Covid-19

Useful information related to the response to Covid-19.

Stranded people in the state of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur to report with Resident Commissioners

Kamalanagar, 29 April, 2020: It has been communicated that people from Mizoram stranded in the state of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur will be brought back home and transport facility will be arranged by the state government. People can also opt to use private vehicle on their own for the journey.

On enquiry with the official of Home Department, Mizoram it has been told that all willing persons shall have to report with the Deputy Resident Commissioner (DRC) of the nearest Mizoram House and express preference for mode of transportation (government transport/personal vehicle). Those intending to use private vehicle will have to obtain permission from the concerned DRC. The contact numbers of the Mizoram Houses at various locations in the northeast are as given below:

Location of Mizoram HousePhone NumberMobile Number
Guwahati, Assam0361 – 2529441(Office); 2529626(Reception)9612027264
Silchar, Assam03842-226166(Office); 225419(Resident); 225655(Reception)9435072175
Shillong, Meghalaya0364-2502868(Office); 2225068(Reception)9402196315

Those stranded in the state of Manipur will report with the YMA in the state and those in Tripura will report with the Mizo Welfare Society.

All returnees shall be screened and quarantined for 14 days on arrival at the designated quarantine centre at the district level.

Indian Medical Association and Covid-19 Medical Operational Team hold meeting at Kamalanagar on Covid-19

Kamalanagar, 26 April, 2020: A team of three doctors from Covid-19 Medical Operational Team and Indian Medical Association held a meeting today at Kamalanagar with representatives of CHC, Chawngte, VLTFs of Kamalanagar and Chawngte town area and local NGO leaders. Dg. Lakkhan Chakma, Executive Member i/c Disaster Management represented CADC in the meeting. The meeting was chaired by Pu S. Kaptluanga, SDO(C), Chawngte.

The team came to assess the covid-19 situation in the sub-division and to sensitize the key people on Covid-19.

The doctors spoke on the importance of maintaining social distance, regular hand washing, wearing double layer mask, the role of mask and the various situations when use of full set of PPE (personal protective equipment) is required. It was recommended that the double layer cotton mask be discarded after 5 to 7 time of washing.

They said that wearing of hand gloves is not necessary for the common public and observed that it rather gives a false sense of security. They urged not to stigmatize the Covid-19 patients. For burial/cremation of Covid-19 dead bodies full set of PPE is not required.

It was also clarified on being asked that prophylactic (preventive) use of hydroxychloroquine can be dangerous.

The team was also asked if truck drivers entering Mizoram with essential goods are being tested or just screened. It has been clarified that only screening was done; however to ensure safety the guidelines requires the truck drivers stay inside the truck and return after unloading and have food outside the town/village.

The VLTFs were urged to allow the farmers to visit their farmlands as season for cultivation has arrived.

The team has brought masks and sanitizers for the area which were handed over to the SMO, Chawngte.

Dg. Lakkhan Chakma urged for the deployment of medical personnel at Longpuighat till the situation due to covid-19 gets better.

The SDO highlighted the various challenges of the area with respect to fighting the pandemic. He spoke on the very poor health facility in the sub-division and the need to deploy medical personnel at Longpuighat and Parva. The SMO, Chawngte will submit proposal for setting up of PHC at Longpuighat and Parva and for Borapansury PHC, presently run by CADC, to be fully taken up by the state government.

Pu S. Kaptluang proposed the 30 VLTFs along Indo-Bangla international boundary within CADC be categorized under special category for 24 X 7 vigilance.

Notification: Registration for stranded migrant workers from Mizoram

No.A.14011/1/2019/I&PR(CADC)
CHAKMA AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT COUNCIL
INFORMATION & PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
Dated Kamalanagar, the 25th April 2020

NOTIFICATION

Whereas, the government of Mizoram has decided to bring back people of Mizoram stranded in different north-eastern states of India due to Covid-19 and to facilitate in this endeavour Chakma Autonomous District Council has undertook the exercise to list such Chakma people from Mizoram willing to return home.

In the exercise so undertaken 281 people have reported being stranded and willing to return home and the list was subsequently submitted to government of Mizoram for further necessary action.

The government of Mizoram in a reply letter requested that all such people (stranded in different states outside Mizoram) report in the portal – tangkhang.mizoram.gov.in – launched by it.

Therefore, I am directed to inform that all such stranded people (irrespective of whether one intends to return or not) including those who have earlier reported in the link https://forms.gle/gW48BtUDWUVo7fB68 need to report in the portal www.tangkhang.mizoram.gov.in as desired by the government of Mizoram.

Sd/-
(PRABIN CHAKMA)
Information & Public Relations Officer
Chakma Autonomous District Council Kamalanagar

CADC to facilitate return of people stranded in the Northeastern states

Kamalanagar, 15 April, 2020:    The Executive Committee, Chakma Autonomous District Council in its meeting held today in the morning decided to facilitate the return of Chakma people stranded in different northeastern states due to lockdown imposed throughout the country to fight Covid-19. This has come following the decision of the state government to bring back people stuck in the northeastern states.

All such people willing to return home can submit their details by accessing the link https://forms.gle/gW48BtUDWUVo7fB68 . The list of such people will be forwarded to the Mizoram government for further necessary action. The Mizoram House Liaison Officers of respective states can also be contacted to register names of persons intending to come back home as and when the state government issues order in this regards.

Mizoram House, Guwahati, Assam – Ph.-0361 – 2529441 
Mizoram House, Silchar, Assam – Ph.03842-226166
Mizoram House, Shillong, Meghalaya – Ph.0364-2520315

All persons willing  to avail this initiative of the government shall have to abide by the guidelines to be issued by the government of Mizoram in due course of time. The returnees may be put under quarantine at Aizawl at designated centers before they are allowed to proceed to their respective home.

CADC MDCs and employees to donate to CM Relief Fund and PM CARES Fund

Kamalanagar, 8 April, 2020: In a gesture of solidarity and to join hands in the Nation’s fight against Coronavirus pandemic that has sieged the country the Members of Chakma Autonomous District Council and its employees decided to contribute to the Mizoram Chief Minister Relief Fund and to PM CARES Fund, instituted to fight the pandemic.

Rs.2.80 lakhs will be contributed to the Chief Minister Relief Fund by the MDCs and other portfolio holders like the Adviser to CEM, President DSEB, Chairman, Town Planning Committee and Vice-Chairman, Town Planning Committee. The employees will contribute an amount of Rs.1,80,102 to the PM CARES Fund.

Earlier, CADC has contributed Rs.50,000 to Central Young Chakma Association as financial assistance to help maintain and observe the 21 days lockdown imposed throughout the nation to contain the outbreak of Covid-19.

Besides, Rs.10,000 each was paid to YCA, Longpuighat and YCA, Borapansury. The MDCs of the twenty MDC Constituencies have been extending all possible helps either in cash or kinds to all the VLTFs in their respective constituency.

Awareness programme on Coronavirus held at Kamalanagar

Kamalanagar, 7th March, 2020: Today an awareness programme on the threat posed due to outbreak of Coronavirus in many parts of the country was held at CADC Conference Hall, Kamalanagar. The programme was organised by the Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil), Chawngte Pu S. Kaptluanga.

Awareness Programme on Corona virus
Awareness Programme on Coronavirus

Dr. Rinisha Chakma, Medical Officer, Chawngte CHC as a resource person conducted the programme through a power point presentation.

She spoke about the origin of the virus, how it is highly contagious, its effect around the world and how it has become a public health emergency around the world. She educated about the measure of personal hygiene to be adopted to avoid being contracted, on the importance of hand washing, practicing coughing etiquettes and on how a mask is to be used and its effectiveness.

While stating that with no particular treatment regime available till date she said the need to adopt preventive practices is the most desired option and urged all the participants to educate as many people as possible on how to maintain personal hygiene to avoid contracting the virus.

The programme was attended by heads of institutions, officers, teachers, village council leaders, NGO leaders of Kamalanagar and Chawngte area.