Kerala braces for 3 lakh expats waiting to return to their homes | Thiruvananthapuram News

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 2.76 lakh Keralites, among those stranded in 150 countries, have registered with non-resident Keralites affairs (Norka) department, seeking an opportunity to return home in special flights. Earlier, Norka had started an online registration facility ( on Sunday and the number of requests is expected to increase in coming days.
Also, Norka registration for Keralites, stranded in other states, will commence on the same website from Wednesday.
Asserting that Kerala is ready to welcome any number of NRKs who wish to return, chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the government was expecting maximum inflow at Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur and Thrissur. Directives have been given to departments and officials concerned to make elaborate arrangements at airports and seaports if Centre decides to bring them in ships, he said on Tuesday. Special committees, under respective district collectors, will be formed to make arrangements, including medical screening at the four airports in state, he said. “The committees will comprise representatives of airport authority, police, health and other related departments.
Required number of special counters will also be set up at airports to avoid crowding, besides ensuring deployment of adequate number of doctors and paramedical staff,” he said.
Asymptomatic returnees will be kept in ‘home quarantine’ and under constant surveillance. Service of doctors from private hospitals will also be sought to provide them medical aid (even telemedicine option). Mobile medical units and regular house visits by health workers will be initiated, said the chief minister.

  • Download

    The Times of India News App for Latest City News

  • Subscribe

    Start Your Daily Mornings with Times of India Newspaper! Order Now

Source link

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: