Naga News

DIPR Naga News (08.01.2021)


Wokha District COVID-19 immunization Committee (WDCIC) conducted Dry Run for COVID-19 vaccination at District Hospital Wokha, Urban Primary Health Centre and Community Health Care Centre (CHC) Sanis on 8th January 2021.

Altogether 75 Health care workers, twenty five (25) each from the three centre participated for the dry run as the first batch beneficiaries.

Wokha District COVID-19 immunization led by ADC Wokha, K.Mhathung Tsanglao, CMO Wokha Dr. T.W. Tungoe, MS Wokha Dr.Tumchobeni, District Immunization Programmed Officer Dr.Khelito Zhemomi witness the dry run programmed along with the State Level observer Dr.Longri Kichu, UNICEF, Department of Health & Family Welfare (DHFW) and Dr.Mhecucro Mero, IDPS, DHFW.

The State Level observer while commenting on the Wokha district preparedness on vaccination expressed their confidence that the district is doing good and is fully prepared and for the success of the vaccination all the line department, NGOs and district stakeholders need to actively involve.

CMO, Wokha Dr. T.W. Tungoe said that for the success of the vaccination the district has already set up a committee and will be vaccinated phase wise, first phase Health Care Workers, second phase Frontline Workers and third phase will include vaccination of people who are 50 years and above and the last phase will be for those below the age of 50 years with co-morbidities.

(DPRO & IA, Wokha)


The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department handed over one of the first well equipped Hearse vehicle in the State to the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) on 8th January 2021 for the purpose of disposing dead bodies during this pandemic and also for other necessary usage.

The hearse vehicle equipped with a freezer box and back up inverter for single body was handed over to the Principal Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare by Kazheto Kinimi, Advisor NSDMA, at the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), NSDMA, Home Department.

While handing over the vehicle, Advisor dedicated the vehicle to NHAK for the service of the people of Nagaland. Ahead of the handing over, Abhijit Sinha IAS, Principal Secretary Home, briefed that the Executive Committee of Chief Secretary Special Welfare Fund (CSSWF) during its meeting held on 10th December, 2020 discussed about the need of a hearse vehicle in Nagaland and basing on the needs and requirements gave the responsibility to NSDMA, Home Department for purchasing and installation of necessary equipment in the vehicle.

Johnny Ruangmei, OSD to the Govt. of Nagaland, chairing the programme also briefed on the guidelines for operating the vehicle. Dr.Vizolie Suokhrie, Principal Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare on receiving the vehicle thanked the Government and said that the vehicle will benefit the State and will have a long impact for the needy people of Nagaland.