Ganjam:3/5/20: Over 100 Surat returnees fled from two quarantine centres in Ganjam district today. While the police managed to capture only 50 of them, a search is underway to nab others.
According to reports, around 250 Surat returnees were lodged in quarantine facilities at Janata High School in Beguniapada and Adarsha Vidyalaya at Ragapur in Ganjam after their arrival in the state last night.
However, some of them were seen walking out of the quarantine centres this morning alleging lack of basic facilities. though some locals tried to stop them from moving here and there but in vain.
On getting information about the unruly situation, District Collector Vijay Amrut Kulange, SP Brijesh Ray, Beguniapada BDA Debabara Pradhan, Kodala tehsildar Prabhat Kumar Parida reached the spots and discussed with the returnees about their problems at the quarantine centres.
Besides, police teams led by Kodala IIC Debashis Mohanty and Beguniapada Outpost In-charge Dipti Ranjan Behera are reportedly searching the other returnees who are still absconding.
It may be mentioned here that the Odisha Government has made it mandatory for all migrant workers to stay in institutional quarantine centres for 14-days after they enter the state.