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DIPR NAGA NEWS (23.06.2020)

BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 23RD JUNE 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME

The full text is as follows:

“As on today, the total number of positive cases in the State stands at 330. Out of this, the total active cases are 189, and 141 have recovered.

All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals and Covid Care Centres. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 189 active cases are asymptomatic.

Till date, a total of 9,950 samples have been tested. The results of 8,467 samples have been received. Out of the 9,950 samples, 7,121 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) till today, and a total of 5,926 samples have been tested, out of which, 271 samples have tested positive.

In addition, a total of 3,026 samples have been tested by Truenat; out of which 28 samples tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR. Further, 2,501 samples have tested negative and the results of 497 samples are awaited. A total of 6,405 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine.

Please wear face mask at public places and practice respiratory etiquettes and maintain social distancing. If anyone develops any signs and symptoms of cough, fever or difficulty in breathing, he/she may call the State Health Helpline Number 1800-345-0019 of the Health and Family Welfare Department”

(DIPR)

DIRECTOR TO HEALTH & FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT VISITS JALUKIE

Director to Health & Family Welfare Department, Dr. Nungshimeren & Additional Director Dr. Vikato   visited Jalukie on 22nd June, 2020 to oversee the preparedness of Peren District COVID-19 Task Force.

The officials visiting team held a meeting at Customary Court, ADC office Jalukie with various Civil Organizations, Medical fraternity, Police Personnel and JAC, under the chairmanship of ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang.

Addressing the gathering Additional Director, Dr. Vikato acknowledged the consolidate effort and the tireless service rendered by  Peren District Task Force, Medical fraternity,  & other frontline workers for catering best service to Peren district. Maintaining discipline is the only options to prevent the spread of COVID-19, positive cases will increase if returnees failed to maintain self-discipline in their respective quarantine centres, he added. Thereafter, Dr. Vikato also suggested the District authority to inform the returnees to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus in quarantine centres.

Director Health & Family Welfare Department, GON, Dr. Nungshimeren also said that one must first think how to prevent from COVID-19. He said that testing COVID-19 Positive is a big challenge for society as whole. Every district should be strong enough to tackle such crisis and must try to cater best service to contain COVID in quarantine centres. He added that in the time of crisis all the Nagas should come forward and cooperate with the Medical Department. He also requested the Administration and Police Personnel to focus on quarantine Centres and monitor strictly the do’s & dont’s of returnees to avoid any unprecedented incidents in the centre. Director, Dr. Nungshimeren also spoke on the rational use of PPEs. Furthermore, he advised the MS, Dy. CMO and SMO to train the nurses and paramedic to help the Technician and Doctor in collecting the samples of returnees so as to reduce the workload since the hospital has shortage of man power.

Earlier, Dy. CMO, Dr. Supongmenla also gave a brief report on COVID-19 cases of Peren District. She said that around 380 Chennai returnees were received and out of 200 results 73 were tested positive .She also said that the department has targeted JNV to be COVID Care Centre since CHC Jalukie has a capacity of 20 beds only, out of which 10 beds for males and 10 beds for females.

(Eto Kauring, IA Peren)

 

CELEBRATING ONE MONTH OF TOGETHERNESS WITH LOVE (COVID-19 KITCHEN LONGLENG).

The Women Department of Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA), Longleng under the District Task Force Longleng is managing the Covid-19 community kitchen voluntarily inside the mission compound (Phom Lempong) by converting the PBCA kitchen to official Covid-19 kitchen (C19K). They have been catering to hundreds of people daily including returnees and front line workers since May 18th and completed 35 days of selfless service to the people. Since day one they have been working tirelessly to provide seamless supply of well-cooked organic food and varieties of other delicacies from time to time. The kitchen management committee comprised of all the lady staffs and wives of the PBCA staffs headed by P. Angbhen Phom, Woman secretary PBCA and Chingong, Literature secretary.

Tialemba Executive secretary PBCA informed that initially people were scared of COVID-19 and was reluctant to cater service to the inmates in the Quarantine center. He said when the Deputy Commissioner & Chairmen District Task Force approached the association to volunteer and manage the covid-19 kitchen the PBCA took the task knowing the risk. He also acknowledged that the PBCA have received gratitude and appreciations from the parents when their children are discharged from the quarantine center for providing good food and free service. He further mentioned that everything in the district is running smoothly because of the consolidate effort of the Government officers and frontline workers with NGOs and Churches under the District administration.

Sharing her experience the kitchen management leader, Angbhen said that the team felt privilege and grateful to volunteer their service to the community during such crisis. She said everyday was a new experience without regret and they have not received any complain from the quarantines, medical staffs, security and public.

Angbhen also acknowledged the unceasing contribution and donation towards Covid -19 kitchen from various Organization & Societies, Churches, village councils, individuals and well wishers from far and near. The fire keeps burning because not a day goes by without receiving Cash, Rice, Food stuff, firewood, fresh fruits, organic vegetables and other items for the covid-19 kitchen and added the C19K team is overwhelmed by the generous contribution from various quarter. She asserted that Covid-19 has pulled everyone together with one responsibility to contain and defeat the virus but there is no end to this fight. Giving a strong message to the people she said our strength to fight this virus lies in our unity, compassion, faith, prayer and discipline of our people.

The Longleng Town Students union (LTSU) under Phom Students conference (PSC) is shouldering the responsibility of delivering food items to the quarantine centers and working hand in hand with the C19K management committee as Delivery team from day one. The punctual and active service of the Delivery Team is catering good service to the quarantine centers without unpleasant report from any angel.

The PBCA team lead by the Executive Secretary has also visited the remote villagers of Assam Nagaland border and provided face mask to the villagers and security guards. They have been providing face mask to the members of the DTF, LTSU and others since outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. Besides, they organized prayer programs in the quarantine centers from time to time. The amount of responsibility the PBCA is shouldering for Covid-19 with limited strength is immense in the district. The yeoman services are purely voluntary without compensation. The only reward they receive in return is gratitude from well wishers.

(Manjong Phom, IA Longleng)

 

DTCC CONDUCTS POSTER CAMPAIGN ON NATIONAL TOBACCO CONTROL AT KOHIMA

 

Poster campaign on ‘National Tobacco control’ was conducted at Kohima to create awareness to the public not to spit in public places to fight against the spread of COVID-19 on 23th June 2020.

Dr. Arenla Walling, District Nodal Officer of Tobacco Control cell, said that the campaign was to create awareness to the public not to spit smokeless tobacco in public, as spitting releases saliva in the air and on the ground that increased in the risk of spread of COVID-19, stating that It is the right time to quit chewing tobacco products for a safer and better health, as tobacco use compromises the immune system making it more challenging to fight infection.

She also stated that chewing of tobacco such as pan and tamul could become a source of infection if handled by suspected vendors. Sharing tobacco products such as cigarettes and pipes can transmit the virus between people. Dr. Arenla also said that smokers have greater chance of transmission of virus from hand to mouth due to frequent lip touching. Adding that anyone exposed to second-hand smoke may be similarly vulnerable to COVlD-19 as tobacco users.

Dr. Arenla said that District Tobacco control cell is also putting up posters in most of the Quarantine centers in Kohima and also distributing posters in others villages at Kohima districts to create awareness of tobacco control, not to spit in public places as chewing and spitting tobacco products increase the risk of spread of COVID 19, which she further encouraged to be a responsible citizens to fight together against COVID 19.

The awareness program was organised by the District Tobacco Control cell Kohima, under the National Health Mission Department of Health and Family Welfare

(Akamla, IA Kohima) 

 

FOOD GRAINS FOR MIGRANT WORKERS ISSUED AT TSEMINYU

Department of Food and Civil Supply distributed food grains under Atma Nirbhar Bharat (ANB) scheme, for the month of May and June 2020 to Migrants workers at Tseminyu Town on 23th June 2020. Inspector (F & CS) Sashila Pongon informed that there are more than two hundred migrant workers found in Tseminyu Town, which includes migrants workers from both outside the State and also from other districts of home State, Nagaland.

Accordingly, food grains were distributed at its godown, Tseminyu to the beneficiaries after having shown their identity cards, such as aadhaar, driving License and other valid cards to concerned department.

(APRO Tseminyu)

 

DPDB WOKHA APPROVES LADP SCHEME 2020-21

The monthly District Planning and Development Board meeting was held on 23rd June 2020 at Deputy Commissioner Conference hall Wokha. Chairman DPDB, Wokha and Advisor for Horticulture & Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan and MLA Dr. Chumben Murry attended the meeting. Vice – chairman & DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha who chaired the meeting welcomed the new board members Assistant Development Commissioner (Planning) Nchubemo Kikon and Excise Inspector Phira. During the meeting the Board recommended for approval to the State Government on LADP Schemes and common pool 2020-21 of Wokha district.

The DC while giving brief report on the COVID-19 related activities in the district said, so far the district has received 446 returnees out of which 226 returnees are released for home quarantine while 179 are under institutional quarantine. He also informed that so far, the district has tested 188 returnees and all are tested negative result. Chairman DPDB, Wokha, Mhathung Yanthan in his opening remark thanked all the front-line workers for working tirelessly, he also stated that the Government is taking very seriously and had often threadbare discussion to contain the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in the State and urged the district Task Force to apprise any difficulties faced by them so that the matter can be taken up to the higher authority for necessary action.

During the meeting Legislative member COVID-19 for Wokha district and MLA Dr. Chumben Murry has suggested for conversion of Trauma care center which is attached to Wokha district Hospital into quarantine center. After thorough discussion the board agreed to convert the trauma care center into quarantine center as most of the schools and institution which has been converted into quarantine center has to be handed over for the expected resumption of normal classes. The board also discussed dismal performance of Government schools in the district of the recently declared HLSC result, however due to absence of concerned department heads who were retired recently is being deferred in the next board meeting for thorough introspection involving all the stakeholders of the district for better performance for the next academic session.

(DPRO & IA, Wokha)

 

YIMCHUNGRÜ ELITE BLOG (YEB) REACHES OUT TO SHAMATOR

The Yimchungrü Elite Blog, a Watsapp based blog led by its Admins L. Shahoto Yimchunger, Dr. Tsukhumong, Keoshu in association with Tuensang Hills Accolade Society THAS contributed to Shamator Task Force for Covid-19 pandemic by donating a sum of Rs.25000/-(twenty five thousands) only, 10 PPEs, 600 NT Bibles from Gideon International, N95 Mask handed over to Lankonsen Tsanglao, ADC and Chairman Task Force for Covid-19 Shamator.

Earlier the YEB also reached out to Pungro Town Covid-19 with a sum of Rs.25000/-, 5 PPEs, 100/- Nos of NT Bibles from Gideon international, Rs.5000/- to Covid-19 Volunteers of Tuensang and Rs.50000/-and N95 Masks to Tuensang HQ. for Covid-19 contribution.

The YEB has thanked Q.L. Thronghokiu, the YEB Admin & auditor and all the members for coming forward selflessly and joined the common fight for Covid-19 cause. We also express gratitude to all Front line workers leaded by district administration, Health Workers, Police, NGOs & Volunteers across our district in particular and state as a whole.

(L.Shahoto Yimchunger, IA Shamator)

 

TDTF REVIEW MEETING HELD

Tuensang District Task Force for COVID 19 held meeting at DC Conference Hall Tuensang on 23rd if June 2020. The meeting was chaired by Kumar Ramnikant DC and Chairman DTF Tuensang. The members discussed to reduce the Quarantine Centres as per the intakes and number of inmates in the facilities by July and August this year. This is a prospective exercise to vacate the academic infrastructures now using as QCs in the district.

Dr. Moa Jamir CMO Tuensang updated the members in connection to Truenat machine of Tuensang and its functions. As of 22nd evening total number of 579 samples have been tested out of which 433 results have being received and 146 results awaits.

Dr. John also highlighted that total of 385 inmates are there in QCs in Tuensang where 60 of them in JNV Chare, 40 in Abigail Hostel Longkhim, 108 in Sao Chang College and 113 in ITI QC and the remaining in CBLT office and Sedem polytechnic.

(Thungti Chang, IA Tuensang)

 

COVID CARE CENTER ACTIVATED AT CHUMUKEDIMA DIMAPUR

Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS activated the 93 bedded COVID CARE CENTER at Chumukedima DImapur today 22nd June 2020 in the presence of Commissioner Police Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo IPS, CMO Dimapur Dr. Tiasunep Pongener, MS District Hospital Dimapur Dr. Kheshito Zhimomi and Director CISHR Dr. Sedevi Angami.

The Health and Family Welfare Training located at Chumukedima has been converted into COVID care center and CISHR in collaboration with the Health & Family Welfare department will be taking care of the Center.

Deputy Commissioner Dimapur in his address, cited that the COVID care center Chumukedima will be a place between Hospital and Quarantine center. While mentioning about the high recovery rate in Nagaland, with more than 66%, Anoop thanked God and also acknowledged the selfless sacrifices of the Medical staff and policemen. Government and private doctors are working day and night taking care of all the 67 Quarantine centers and I salute them, Anoop maintained. He further said that the policemen and the officers, employees from various departments including those working at Agri expo are rendering tireless services in the fight against the pandemic and noted that Dimapur has been doing fine thus far as all are working with unity and co-operation.

CP Dimapur, felt that Government employees posted at Dimapur were fortunate stating that working together in the fight against COVID 19 pandemic was an opportunity for contributing something towards the society. Let all continue to work together, Tetseo appealed.

MS Dimapur, Dr. Kheshito Zhimomi, observed that besides COVID cases, problems of normal patients with other ailments needs to be addressed as the only Government set up has been working for the past 3 months day and night for COVID cases. Further, he noted that presently all positive cases are young people but felt that if community transmission starts it will affect all people irrespective of age and people with morbidity will be vulnerable and therefore Dr. Kheshito felt the need for preparing / arranging more hospitals.

Director CISHR, Dr. Sedevi said that it was an opportunity to work in partnership with the Government and felt that such initiatives could continue even in future. Diseases are not Government or Private but has to be joint responsibility of all, Dr. Sedevi said. He also cautioned that Community transmission could not be stopped, and noted that COVID cases may be silent, mild or serious cases and advised all to continue to be prepared. Further, Dr. Sedevi advised all to take extra care of the elderly people, community mass campaigning, distribution of educative pamphlets and also spelled on the need for decentralising testing at this point of time. He also reminded about the important role of media for disseminating reliable informations and for helping the community to respond better.

CMO Dimapur delivered the welcome note while Pastor, Town Baptist Church Chumukedima, Rev. Sazo Kire offered word of prayer.

(DPRO Dimapur)

 

SPECIAL MEETING CUM TRAINING PROGRAM AT CHUMUKEDIMA

EAC & Convenor, Chumukedima Circle Covid-19 Task Force, Thejavizo Nakhro in a circular informed to all the villages/wards under Chumukedima Circle that, there will be a special meeting cum training program on 25th June 2020 at 11 am and 2 pm in Chumukedima Town Council hall (CTC) on tackling Covid-19 pandemic with Christian Institute of Health Science & Research (CIHSR) as the training partner.

He informed all the Village Council Chairman, Head G.B, Youth President & Women Chairperson/ President of concerned wards/ villages to attend the meeting cum training without fail as per schedule given below.

Group-A 25th June 2020, 10:30 am – 01:00 pm

 

Group-B 25th June 2020, 01:30 pm- 04:00 pm

Group-A.                                                                 Group-B

  1. Seitheke Old.                           31. Aoyomti
  2. Seitheke – A.                          32. Bamunpukhuri-A
  3. Seitheke New.                    33. Bamunpukhuri-B
  4. Seitheke – C.                        34. Chekiyie
  5. Chumukedima Village      35. Doragajan
  6. Chumukedima- A.              36. Diphupar-B
  7. Khopanala.                        37. Ekhyo Yan (Domukhia)
  8. Khriezephe.                        38. Doragajan
  9. Sovima.                              39. Doshehe
  10. Tenyiphe – I.                      40. Dubagaon
  11. Tenyiphe – II.                    41. Diphupar Village
  12. Toulazouma.                    42. Ekranipathar
  13. Virazouma.                        43. Eralibill
  14. Unity.                                44. Kirha
  15. Urra.                                    45. Khushiabill
  16. Vidima.                              46. L. Hotovi
  17. 5th Mile Model.                47. Naharbari
  18. 7th Mile Model (East Dimapur Town Council)
  19. 7th Mile Village                                     48. Purana Bazar-A
  20. Tir.    (East Dimapur Town Council)
  21. Seluophe.                        49. Purana Bazar-B
  22. Sodzulhou.                      50. Padumpukhuri
  23. Murise.                              51. Samaguri
  24. Naga United.                    52. Shozukhu
  25. Aoyim.                               53. Toluvi
  26. Bade.                                54. Thilixu
  27. Tsithrongse.                     55. Zani
  28. Diezephe.                          56. Ikishe
  29. Singrijan.                          57. Chumukedima Town
  30. Shokhuvi.     Council (CTC)

 

He further informed villages/ wards to set-up village /ward Task-Force on Covid-19 if not yet set up in their respective village/ ward to attend to Covid-19 related issue.

(Sebu Lam, IA Dimapur)

 

FOOTPATH VENDORS NOT ALLOWED TO SIT IN CERTAIN AREAS

The District Task Force Dimapur under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS held a meeting today 23rd June 2020 and decided not to allow footpath vendors to sit below the Flyover Bridge and Nyamo Lotha road. The decision was taken to avoid rush in the footpath and for maintaining social distance in view of the present pandemic.

In the meeting, DC Dimapur expressed concern about the normal OPD patients suffering from varied ailments like cancer, heart, surgical cases etc. and felt the need to draw an action plan for addressing the problem. Anoop also informed the members that proposal for CT scan machine has been put up under ONGCs CSR initiative.

Echoing on the same line with Kinchi, MS Dimapur Dr. Kheshito Zhimomi while informing that the lone Government hospital at Dimapur has been addressing  only COVID-19 cases for the past 3 months,  felt an urgent need for addressing the plight of normal patients.

Members decided to bring to the attention of the Government to expedite construction of the   100 bedded abandoned hospital at Chumukedima so that it can be used as Dimapur COVID hospital and later can be used as Infectious Diseases hospital as was done in  other cities.

Director CISHR, Dr. Sedevi emphasised on the need and importance of mass awareness campaign stating that with reliable information people would definitely co-operate with the administration. He observed that presently, COVID situation are decreasing as all returnees has come back. However, Dr. Sedevi felt that all the tribes, NGOs, Churches, the different Samaj and every part of the society has to be involved for creating mass campaign in educating the people in order to contain community transmission. This is one area where we really need to step up, he opined. Anoop also agreed that information must reach all the households and said that all NGOs would be trained to educate the people on the rules to be followed to keep away from Corona virus.

It was also decided that border areas would continue to remain sealed, however students, government employees with ID cards and serious medical cases would be placed under the category in Borlingiri gate.

Deputy CMO Dimapur Dr Antoly Suu also advised for strict monitoring of the border areas in order to avoid community transmission. Anoop Kinchi encouraged all to coordinate and to keep going with a delicate balance according to the changing times.

(DPRO Dimapur)

 

DC PEREN CONSTITUTES DISTRICT LEGAL TEAM FOR PEREN DISTRICT

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and taking into account the large number of individuals entering the district from all parts of the country, the district has established several Quarantine Facilities to accommodate the returnees as per the Standard Operating Protocols (SoPs) issued by the government from time to time. However, it has been reported that violations of Government orders by returnees are occurring at some Quarantine facilities, therefore the Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS has constituted the District Legal Team with the under mentioned members to look into such violations:

EAC Ngwalwa, Rumbemo T. Kithan as Convener, SDPO Peren Vikato Thonger and APP Peren, Zheviholi Swu as members.

The District Legal Team shall ensure the following:

  1. Identify all legal provisions with regard to violations of Government orders by the inmates of quarantine centers.
  2. Identify all legal provisions with regard to non-compliance of Government orders by government employees.
  3. Establish a standard operating procedure for imposition of specific legal provisions on individuals violating Government orders.
  4. Any legal matters related to

COVID-19 matters assigned to the team by the undersigned. The District Legal Team will be convening a meeting to discuss on the above mentioned points on the 26th June, 2020 at 1:00 PM at the DC Office, New Hq.

(DPRO Peren)

DC WOKHA NOTIFIES.

Deputy Commissioner, Wokha, Orenthung Lotha has informed to all the general public that, in pursuance of the office of the Chief Engineer, PWD (NH) Nagaland that the Right of Way (RoW) in buildup area and in open area has been restricted to 8.50 meters and 24.00 meters respectively, and as such it is hereby notified that all survey works for assessment of properties likely to be damaged during the construction, will be carried out along the stretch of NH 02 from 72.4 KM to 83.00KM (Niropen gate to Hammock Resort) and the earlier Affidavit signed for the same is declared null and void. Further re-assessment of the property damages based on Ministry’s approval will be notified.

(Zuben, IA, Wokha)

REPORT ON COVID-19 LOCK DOWN

Joint Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Hiazu Meru informed that 4 violations of the lock down were reported and as remedial steps, 4(Four) persons were bound down as on June 23. While issuing the report on Law & Order and Facilitation of Essential Goods & Services, he added that no incident of law & order has been reported in the State.

According to the report, all essential commodity shops remain opened in all the eleven districts of the State. The report also asserted that no shortage of essential commodities have been reported in any part of the State. It added that no movement restriction was imposed for the distribution of essential commodities and on e-commerce agents.

The report also informed that migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 restrictions were provided food & shelter and informed that there is 1(One) active relief/shelter camp and 1 (One) food camp. Further, 50 (Fifty) persons were given food.

(Wepre Kronu, APRO)