DIPR Naga News (10.10.2020)
October 10, 2020
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 10th OF OCTOBER 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
The full text is as follows:
“A total of 61 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected today – 43 in Kohima, 12 in Dimapur, 2 in Tuensang, 1 in Mokokchung, 2 in Longleng and 1 in Peren. The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 6,949.
Out of the 6,949 positive cases, the total recoveries so far are 5,635. The active cases are 1,232 and there have been 12 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms, 1,173 active cases are asymptomatic, 46 active cases are mild, 11 active cases are moderate, 1 active case is severe and 1 active case is on ventilator.
Further, out of 6,949 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 3,184 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,551 cases of Returnees, 1,848 cases of Traced Contacts and 366 cases of Frontline Workers.
A total of 54,533 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 53,067 samples have been received. In addition, a total 29,844 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 29,783 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test 2,346 samples have been tested.”
SMHIK OBSERVES WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Joining the rest of the world, the World Mental Health Day, under the theme: ‘Mental Health for all Greater investment-Greater Access’ was observed at the State Mental Health Institution Kohima (SMHIK) on 10th October 2020.
Stressing on the theme of the day, Dr. T. Wabang, the Medical Superintendent, SMHIK in his speech said, the World Mental Health Day was first observed in the year 1992 at the initiative of world federation for Mental Health with overall objective of creating awareness about Mental Health and mobilizing efforts in support of Mental Health issues.
He highlighted that, according to World Health Organisation, 450 million people live with Mental Disorder out of which one person out of four will be affected by Mental Disorders at some stage of their lives. He said 8 lakh people die of suicide every year and an average 1% of people suffer from severely incapacitating severe Mental Disorder and about 10% minor from Mental Disorders. He also highlighted the factors linked to the complication and losses due to Mental illness and said even in advance and high income countries only 50% of people with mental disorders have access to treatment and 85% mental patient in low-income and middle income countries have no access to treatment.
Stressing on the WHOs Mental Health Atlas 2014 survey, Dr. T. Wabang said the government spend on average 3% of their health budget on Mental Health ranging from less than 1% in low-income countries to 5% in high-income countries and pointed out that despite the growth in Mental Health awareness, Mental Health investment has been stagnant across the globe and a greater movement and action was needed to increase access to Mental Health which is not only the responsibility of government alone. The Government, he said is responsible for infrastructure, man-power development and trainings, etc but it was everyone responsibility to participate in the awareness campaign, taking care of mentally ill patient, removing stigma to mental illness and the misconception about mental illness which can make the theme “Mental Health for all, greater investment-greater access” to become a reality.
Dr. Temsulong in his short speech said that health is needed by all, but many give more importance about ones physical health than their mental health and added one cannot have a healthy physical health without health mental health. So to maintain a healthy physical health he stressed on how to keep one’s health fit by the ways of exercises, avoiding drug, alcohol, proper sleeps, having a hobbies and emphasised on showing kindness to the needy as this act helps us mentally.
Nokpang Konyak, a patient of the SMHIK in his short testimony said many of the patients were from different parts of the state and they were scared and in a state of fear when first admitted in the institute but the kindness, love and care the doctors and staff of SMHIK have shown and given have taken their fear away and have changed them. He also thanked all the doctors and staff for their tireless love and support.
The highlights of the day were the special songs presented by one of the patients of SMHIK, Medozelhou and Dr. Viketoulie, SMO SMHIK who also chaired the programme. The road condition leading to the institute is so immotorable that most of the guardians of the patients prefer other private institutions and presently the SMHIK is housing 12 in-patients including 8 male patients and 4 female patients.
DC KOHIMA NOTIFIES ON SEALED AREA
The Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS has notified on 9th October 2020 that in view of the detection of a COVID-19 positive person, the District Task Force (DTF) Kohima during its emergency meeting decided to seal the Bright Bakery, Tinpati, Pezielietsie Colony w.e.f 9th of October 2020, as per the guidelines on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 in workplace settings issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division), Govt. of India, Dated 18th May 2020.
Therefore, the aforementioned bakery is hereby temporarily closed/shut for a period of 48 (Forty Eight) hours, wherein fumigation of the premises is being initiated, following all health Safety measures and SOPs of the Government.
The sealed area is mapped and cordoned off and the public and all concerned are advised to follow all safety precautions of wearing masks all the time, frequently washing hands and maintain social/physical distances to ensure public hygiene and personal safety within the proximity of the sealed area.
ADC JALUKIE NOTIFIES ON SEALING OF ONE HOUSE AT SAMZIURAM VILLAGE UNDER JALUKIE SUB-DIVISION
ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang has notified that in view of the detection of COVID-19 positive persons through Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and in order to take preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 as per the SOP issued by the Government Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Jalukie sealed House No-58 located at B Block, near Christian Church, Samziuram village under Jalukie Sub- Division with effect from 10th October 2020 till further order.
All the public and all concern has been advised to follow all safety precautions, especially within the proximity of the sealed area.
ADC cautioned that any persons violating the orders will be liable to be proceeded as per the provisions of section 51-60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal actions under section-188 of the IPC.
“ON JOB TRAINING” PROGRAM CONCLUDES AT PFUTSERO
The 15 day Employment Oriented Training and Skill Development of Semi Skilled Operator was organized by National Highways Infrastructure and Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), PMU-Pfutsero, with co-ordination of Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), New Delhi which concluded on 9th October.
During the valedictory function held at ADC Office, Conference Hall, Pfutsero, Sachin Jaiswal, IAS, DC, Phek distributed certificates to the participants and motivated the participants. He said that the trained operators like mechanic, operator, electrician or driver should further develop their skills while operating the machinery. While congratulating all the participants, he also encouraged everyone to make value addition wherever opportunity arises.
The Executive Director (P), Regional Office-Kohima NHIDCL, M.S. Deol, while giving vote of thanks, expressed that everybody should be updated with the knowledge as there is lot of competition in construction industries.
Earlier, General Manager (P) PMU-Pfutsero, NHIDCL, A K Singh gave the welcome address. The training programme was attended by 30 participants from EPC contractor of Pfutsero-Phek Road.
ON-THE-SPOT-VERIFICATION-VISITTO BE UNDERTAKEN AT WAZEHO
The Commissioner & Secretary, NLA, Dr. P.J. Antony has informed that Mhathung Yanthan, Advisor for Horticulture & Border Affairs and Chairman of the Committee on Public Undertakings (2020-2021) has proposed to undertake an “On-the-Spot-Verification-visit” to study and assess the status of the Mini Cement Plant (MCP) at Wazeho on the 28th& 29th of October, 2020. A decision to this effect was taken during the Evidence Meeting of the Committee on Public Undertakings under his Chairmanship, on 10th September, 2020.
All Members of the Committee on Public Undertakings have been requested to make it convenient to join the visit.
SHUTDOWN OF POWER ON 12th OCTOBER 2020 IN TENING DIVISION
The Sub-Divisional Officer Power, Peren had issued an order for closure of power in Tening division from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm on 12th October, 2020 due to mass jungle cutting for clearance of 33KV line from Peren S/S upto Tening town.
The arrangement for jungle cutting: the department staff will start jungle cutting for clearance of 33KV line from Peren town towards New Tesen village; Old Tesen village would be clearing towards Peren town; New Tesen village would be clearing upto Old Tesen village; Mbaulwa village would be clearing upto New Tesen village; Nkialwa village would be clearing upto Mbaulwa village; Azailong village would be clearing upto Nkialwa village; Nchangram village would be clearing upto Azailong village; Tening town and Tening village along with Department staff would be clearing upto Nchangram village, the department staff would be supervision the overall work.
A notification vide NO.PES/ E-2/ 290- 300 dated Peren 9th Oct.2020 instructed all the concerned village chairmen to organise for mass jungle cutting work with cooperation from their respect villages
(Kiso, IA Tening)
CEO NAGALAND NOTIFIES ON BYE-ELECTION AT PUNGRO
The seat of T. Torechu in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Nagaland elected from 60-Pungro-Kiphire (ST) Assembly Constituency has become vacant on17thDecember, 2019 by reason of his death, anda bye-election is to be held for the purpose of filling the vacancy so caused;
Therefore in pursuance of Sections 150, 30 & 56 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 (43 of 1951), the Election Commission of India has-
- called upon the said 60-Pungro-Kiphire (ST) Assembly Constituency in the State of Nagaland, to elect, before the 12thNovember, 2020 (Thursday)and in accordance with the provisions of the said Act and of the rules and orders made thereunder, a person, belonging to any of the Scheduled Tribes of the State, for the purpose of filling the said vacancy in the Legislative Assembly of the State;
- with respect to the said election is as follows:-
- the 16th October, 2020 (Friday), as the last date for making nominations;
- the 17th October, 2020 (Saturday), as the date for the scrutiny of nominations;
- the 19th October, 2020 (Monday), as the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures;
- the 3rd November, 2020 (Tuesday), as the date on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken; and
- the 12thNovember, 2020 (Thursday), as the date before which the election shall be completed; and
- fixed the hoursfrom 6.00A.M to 4.00P.M as the hours during which the poll shall, if necessary, be taken on the date specified above for the election.