Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed his serious concern over the Covid 19 situation in Assam, which has turned grim during the last few days.
Chief Minister Sarma has said the impact of the second wave of COVID- 19 has been "extremely severe" in the state for which medical infrastructure needs to be strengthened.
He has appealed to the public to contribute generously to the Chief Ministers Relief Fund and the Assam Arogya Nidhi account to support the government's initiative in handling the pandemic.
It was mentioned that the amount accumulated through the donations will be strictly utilised for Covid prevention.Sarma added that the Assam Government has taken serious steps and measures to help the people and improve medical facilities in the state. Several initiatives have been taken up to open Covid hospitals equipped with oxygen and other necessary facilities.
He mentioned that the amount accumulated through the donations will be strictly utilized for Covid prevention. The list of the doners will be released by the government from time to time and all donations would be exempted from income tax.
Last year also the government sought funds from the people and it successfully got a positive response.
It was in April of 2021 when Sarma announced that it was from the donations from the last year that the vaccination drive of people from 18-44 has become free. All the amount was donated to the Assam Arogya Nidhi account last year.