Manipur government issues quarantine SOP for returning stranded persons

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Imphal: Manipur government has issued various standard operating procedure (SOP) for quarantining of returning stranded persons, said state health department through a press release on Wednesday.

For persons who arrive by train, the medical team of Jiribam district would screen all the arriving passengers. Any passenger found symptomatic would be immediately separated for further examination testing treatment. All asymptomatic passengers will board the buses arranged by the state government and proceed to their home district, it said.

Each deputy commissioner (DC) will arrange for screening of all arriving passengers by medical tearm at a designated district screening centre. All asymptomatic passengers will be taken to the community quarantine centres. (DCs can also utilise the unstitutional quarantine centres, as required). Symptomatic passenger, if any, would be immediately separated and taken to hospital/isolation ward.

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As per Cabinet decision of May 6 all arrangements for boarding and lodging facilities, etc in community quarantine xentres will be made by the community through local clubs, village authorities, etc with the involvement of MLAs concerned and DCs. The state government will bear Rs 200 per head per day towards food for returnees accommodated in community quarantine centres. The DCs through local clubs may organise food for inmates.

DC/CMO shall designate a 24 X 7 district control room where doctors and staff shall be on roster duty.

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Stranded persons returning to Manipur by road are sent to the district creening centre after medical screening at Mao gate/Jiribam gate. They also will undergo quarantining.

The quarantine period is 14 days and must be followed.

It must be ensured that distance of at least 1 metre between two persons is always maintained.

In all quarantine centres, strict access control must be enforced. Only authorised duty personnel should enter.

Meeting or inter-mingling with families/others should be completely banned.

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Signboards/placards should be placed at the gate of quarantine centres that entry is banned.

“This is for safety of entire community and families and must be strictly enforced by all,” the release said.

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