DIPR Naga News (13.10.2020)
October 13, 2020
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 13th OF OCTOBER 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
The full text is as follows:
“A total of 123 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected today – 37 in Kohima, 66 in Dimapur, 19 in Mokokchung and 1 in Mon. The total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 7,363.
Out of the 7,363 positive cases, the total recoveries so far are 5,770. The active cases are 1,505 and there have been 14 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms, 1,445 active cases are asymptomatic, 46 active cases are mild, 10 active cases are moderate, 1 active case is severe, 1 active case is with oxygen and 2 active cases are on ventilators.
Further, out of 7,363 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 3,364 cases of Armed Forces/ Police, 1,564 cases of Returnees, 2,063 cases of Traced Contacts and 372 cases of Frontline Workers.
A total of 55,784 samples have been sent for testing through RT-PCR and results of 54,223 samples have been received. In addition, a total 30,465 samples have been sent for testing on Truenat and results of 30,361 samples have been received. Through Rapid Antigen Test 3,086 samples have been tested.”
CEO INFORMS ON RESTRICTIONS OF FUNDS RELEASE
CEO Nagaland Abhijit Sinha has stated that with the announcement of Bye Election to be held on November 3 for the 60- Pungro-Kiphire AC, and for 14th Southern Angami AC under Kohima District, the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in entire Kohima District except for the areas under Kohima Municipal council other than ward NO.5 Kitsubozou (Chotobosti) and in the entire Kiphire District with immediate effect and will be in force till the completion of the Election process.
In this connection, the CEO has informed that the ECI has instructed regarding release of fund under the MPs /MLAs local area development scheme which will be subject to restrictions.
MP TOKHEHO HOLDS MEETING AT ZUNHEBOTO
Member of Parliament, Tokheho Yepthomi visited Zunheboto district on 12th October 2020 and held a meeting at the Deputy Commissioner’s residence with heads of offices of some of the departments having centrally sponsored schemes, benefitting the general sector and developmental activities at the district.
Speaking at the meeting, MP reminded that, Prime Minister, Narindra Modi’s vision is to see a developed nation, for which, he encouraged proper implementation of central government schemes and sternly discouraged mismanagement of the same. MP added that, the purpose of his visit was to oversee completed and ongoing developmental activities and management of government schemes directly benefitting the general public in the district. He the lauded the efforts put together by all the frontline workers, headed by the Deputy Commissioner Peter Lichamo, in tackling the ongoing pandemic.
Earlier, head of offices of departments like DRDA, Women and Child Development, Food and Civil Supplies and PWD presented detailed report on the ongoing activities and implementation of central schemes managed through their respective departments.
Speaking to the media persons, Yepthomi said that the visit was fruitful as he could see that proper utilizations of the schemes were visible but expressed his dissatisfaction over some of the departments not being able to be a part of the meeting. I expect every department concerned, to respond positively on the next meeting scheduled in the month of December 2020, he added.
(Sharon, IA Zunheboto)
CHILD WEEK CELEBRATED IN MON
Several activities were taken up in Mon District in the week leading up to International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October 2020.
In the 1st week of October, result of the ‘Online Photography Competition of Mother and Daughter in traditional attire was declared. The competition was organized as part of the Konyak post harvest ‘La-Ong Mo’ thus attracting dozens of entries.
On 2nd October 2020, as a mark of celebration of Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary, a BBBP logo campaign was initiated wherein netizens were requested to set the BBBP logo as their official display picture/profile picture for a day. The initiative generated support swamping social media app whatsApp with the BBBP logo. Further, the official district website and BBBP Facebook Page floated the logo.
On 5th October 2020, a Live Webinar for Civil Service Aspirants was organized with two dynamic Officers of the district Vineet Kumar IAS and Khenpa NCS as resource persons.
11th October 2020 International Day of the Girl Child was observed throughout Mon District. At Mon headquarter, BBBP Champions Nginlei and Pongam (Mechanics) visited the District Hospital to felicitate parents of new born baby girls. The Mahila Shakti Kendra and Sakshi – OSC team accompanied them during the visit.
Further, the following initiatives were taken up in the sub divisions-
- In Anjanyang subdivision, an online dancing competition was organized.
- In Tizit subdivision, besides a painting competition for girls, an Awareness programme on Covid – 19 for adolescent girls was also organized.
- In Naginimora Subdivision, girls of various high schools / higher secondary schools initiated a town cleaning drive.
- In Aboi subdivision, two online competitions were launched: “Mother Daughter Traditional Wear Photo Competition” and “An Online Singing Competition for Girls”.
WEBINAR HELD TO MARK INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is celebrated every 13th of October. This day is dedicated globally as International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction since 1989 after a call by the UN General Assembly to promote a culture of risk awareness and risk reduction. This year the International Disaster Risk Reduction Day 2020 is celebrated under the theme “Disaster Risk Governance”.
The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department also joined the rest of the country in observing the DRR day today under the 2020 theme ‘Disaster Risk Governance’ which aims at Disaster Risk Governance to reduce the number of people affected by disaster and also to reduce economic loss. The NSDMA collaborated with the Institution for Disaster, Emergency and Accidents (IDEA) from Gujarat in observing this clay.
A webinar was held at NSDMA Secretariat, Kohima. Kazheto Kinimi (MLA), Advisor NSDMA, in his opening remarks stated that the Covid 19 has disrupted the countries globally and a clear vision is needed to act on scientific evidence which can be achieved through Disaster Risk Governance. He also stressed on the need to look into the Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-2030).
The Inaugural and Introductory remarks was given by Neelay Shrivastava, Director, Institution for Disasters, Emergency and Accidents (IDEA), Launch of Community Outreach Program (COP) was done by Pooja Saxena, DRR Lead, Institution for Disasters, Emergency and Accidents (IDEA), Launch of Online DRR quiz was done by Himani Tiwari, Research Analyst, Institution for Disasters, Emergency and Accidents (IDEA). The Lead UNICEF from Assam, Suresh spoke on UN International Children’s Education fund while Dr. Ritu Chauhan, Health Securities and Emergency Team WHO and Dr. Shiela, SMO, Nagaland WHO also spoke on behalf of the WHO. A brief talk on DRR activities in Nagaland was also given by Johnny Ruangmei, OSD NSDMA. During the webinar a panel discussion by community on DRR was also moderated by the OSD NSDMA.