Assam Govt to Spend Rs 20,000 Per Person Under Quarantine
GUWAHATI: The Assam government has adopted a new policy - 'Ruthless quarantine with a human heart' - to ensure people stay in quarantine for 14 days without fail.
As such, the government has decided to finance all expenses of people under quarantine - be it home quarantine, facility quarantine or hotel quarantine.
For people staying in hotels for quarantine purpose, the government has decided to pay Rs 2,000 per day as room rent and Rs 500 per day as food cost for 7 days.
After 7 nights in facility, people will have to go for home quarantine, and the whole family will be quarantined. For this period of 7 days, the government will give additional Rs 2,000.
Further, Rs 500 will be given for necessities like soap.
"After being provided with so much support, nobody is allowed to break quarantine rules," stated health and finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
He added that the respective deputy commissioners of each district have been ordered to implement the policy.