Nima | Gelephu

His Royal Highness Prince Jigyel Ugyen Wangchuck attended the consecration ceremony of the new quarantine centre at Namkhaling, Gelephu thromde yesterday.

More than 80 de-suups, 72 trainees from Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI) under the guidance of the officials from Royal Bhutan Army in Pelrithang, Gelephu completed the construction of a 200-bed quarantine facility within 45 days.

Two officials from the Sarpang dzong construction project were involved in the construction of the quarantine facility that began in July.

De-Suups were recognised with a service pin and the other officials were awarded certificates.

The incident commander of the dzongkhag Covid-19 taskforce, Sarpang Dzongdag Lobzang Dorji said that the task force had drafted a standard operating procedure to manage the quarantine facility.

The management plan was submitted to the national task force for review and a quarantine facility management team would manage the quarantine facility.

The quarantine facility, equipped with kitchens, would mainly cater to foreign workers. There won’t be any catering from outside, according to the dzongdag

However, the national task force would be finalising the SOPs for the quarantine facilities in high-risk areas.

Meanwhile, another 200-bed quarantine facility in Samdrupjongkhar was handed over to the dzongkhag administration in a simple ceremony yesterday. The construction of the centre was completed recently.

On the Command of His Majesty The King, construction of quarantine facilities in Samtse, Gelephu, Samdrupjongkhar, and Phuentsholing started in July.

Edited by Tshering Palden