New Delhi: Aware of problems in Delhi hospitals, the Mizoram government has decided to make state government-operated 'Mizoram House' at Vasant Vihar in the national capital a Covid19 care centre.
The state Chief Minister Zoramthanga made an announcement to this effect to help Mizo population staying in Delhi get the benefit of the facilities inview of the surge in number of cases in Delhi since last one week.
There are two Mizoram Houses in Delhi located at Vasant Vihar and Chanakyapuri areas.
Zoramthanga also said that he has great concern for the people of the state living in the national capital who have been infected by the pandemic.
A large number of Mizoram students and government officials reside in Delhi.
The Chief Minister urged officials and office bearers of Delhi Mizo Welfare Association to make arrangement in this regard.
The chief minister also urged upon the medical staff including doctors and nurses from Mizoram living in the capital to use their skills and launch the service as per their convenience at the earliest.
"We will try our best for our people. It is time for us to fight the pandemic together," the Chief Minister said in a message in social media.
Mr Zoramthanga is a former insurgent leader and a close associate of Laldenga, who had inked peace pact with the central government in 1986.
Like Mizo people in general, Zoramthanga is also known for 'pragmatic' approach to politics and life. During the tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee as the Prime Minister, Zoramthanga had offered to work 'on behalf of the centre' and expedite negotiations with Naga rebel leaders Thuingaleng Muivah and Late Isak Chishi Swu.
Once the Mizos shunned the path of violence, the Mizo leaders have been working tirelessly for establishing peace and harmony.
In 1999, the Vajpayee government had sanctioned a supplementary grant of Rs 242.16 crore as 'peace bonus' to the state government to help it tide over its acute funds crunch.
Back home in the state, 6019 people have been affected by covid-19 and the stae has reported 14 deaths.