Arunachal assembly sets up COVID-19 control room to help out stranded people

The Arunachal Pradesh State Legislative Assembly has set up a COVID-19 control room at Assembly Secretariat in Itanagar, in a bid to help out the stranded people across the country amid on-going nationwide lockdown in the wake of novel coronavirus pandemic.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla during a video conference with all the presiding officers of state assemblies on April 21 last, had suggested for setting up of COVID-19 control room at the Lok Sabha Secretariat as well as in state assemblies to help migrant labourers and students stranded due to the lockdown.

Accordingly, under the direction of Assembly Speaker PD Sona, who had readily agreed with the suggestion, a COVID-19 control room has been set up at the assembly secretariat.

The control room will coordinate with the central COVID-19 control room at Lok Sabha Secretariat and also other state assemblies for exchange of information and to work on the problems of stranded people, a release said on April 25.

The control room will be operational from April 27 with many likeminded youths from different walks of life turning up to volunteer for the cause, it said.

The control room will function under the supervision of PN Thongchi, special secretary to speaker, who is also the COVID-19 nodal officer, Agaab Mossang, joint secretary and L Rongrang, under secretary, the release added.

Stranded people can contact in the following numbers: Landline numbers- 0360-2214216, 0360-2214238, official email ID- aplacovid19controlroom@gmail.com and Whatsapp No- +919485236624, it said.

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