A massive inflow of migrant workers is expected in Bihar in the coming times and adequate arrangements must be made for their mandatory 21-day quarantine, medical tests, treatment and economic rehabilitation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar asked the government machinery.
At a meeting here on Friday which lasted for close to six hours, CM asked the officials to pull up their socks as the migrants, students and pilgrims, which are estimated to be in millions, seem poised to return home in droves on board special trains run by the Center.
Other than other modes of transportation may be arranged upon mutual agreement between the states concerned to facilitate their return, he said.
“We must ensure that the quarantine centres have excellent food, shelter, sanitation and medical facilities. The isolation centres must be in place at block and panchayat levels.