COVID-19: Himanta Biswa Sarma visits potato godown at Changsari


GUWAHATI: Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma visited the potato godown at Changsari under Kamrup (Rural) district where Mungru Sahani, a COVID-19 patient in Guwahati used to work.

Speaking to media persons, Sarma said, “Swabs of the workers who worked with Mungru have been collected. We will collect swabs of the women from the village who worked at this godown.”

Mungru moved from the godown to Guwahati on April 25.The godown has already been declared as a containment zone.

On the other hand, minister Sarma also stated that police has been investigating whether the in-charge of the potato storage facility had concealed information about the COVID-19 positive labourer.

“Police will take action if someone is found hiding the truth,” he said.

Dr. Sarma was accompanied by minister of state for health and family welfare Pijush Hazarika and Kamrup(Rural) deputy commissioner.