DIPR Naga News (23.7.2021)
July 23, 2021
RAMKY-ECI DONATES AMBULANCES TO DIMAPUR TRAFFIC POLICE
Responding to the requirement of ambulance for the purpose of road safety, the RAMKY- ECI Engineering and Construction Ltd. handed over two ambulances to Dimapur Traffic Police, under their corporate social responsibility, as an important stakeholder in the road safety sector.
In a simple yet significant function conducted at Commissioner of Police’s office, Dimapur on 23rd July 2021, the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo, IPS, expressed gratitude to the Company on behalf of the unit, DGP Nagaland, and the Government of Nagaland for their benevolent gesture, noting that it was the immediate and most important requirement, especially in the highways owing to occurrence of accidents now and then. The two ambulances (Mahindra Supro Ambulance ZX A/C BS-6 and Force Trax Ambulance AIS 125 Type B, AC BS-6) costing Rs. 20 lakhs which will be at the disposal of Traffic Police would be used specially for catering to the needs of the accident victims both on the National Highway and town areas and will not be misused, Rothihu asserted.
On the occasion, Commissioner Police assured the company that full security would be extended by the Police with regard to law and order, criminal activities which he said would not be compromised.
ACP Traffic Zone 2 Dimapur, Hentai Phom who chaired the function, observed that both the Ambulances were well suited for attending to all types of emergencies in the town areas as well as in the NH-29. He noted that the availability of ambulances would go a long way in saving lives by ensuring timely intervention and transportation of motor vehicle accident victims needing emergency medical care to hospital. He further observed that it would enhance their capability of providing emergency medical care to personnel of Dimapur Police during the COVID 19 pandemic and whenever required.
Pastor, Dimapur Police Baptist Church offered dedicatory prayer for the ambulances and all those who would be manning the vehicles.
The keys of the ambulances were officially handed over to CP Dimapur and DCP Traffic, Dimapur by the representative of the Company.
SENSITIZATION ON COVID-19 TESTING & VACCINATION AT KOHIMA
Culminating the sensitization programme on Covid-19 testing and vaccination at DPDB conference hall, Kohima on 23rd July 2021, the Kohima District Task Force along with apex organiszations and leaders of the wards of Kohima held the 6th day campaign of testing and vaccination which started on 16th July covering the Northern, Southern, Western, Tseminyu area and Kohima Municipal areas.
Minister in-charge of Kohima district for COVID-19, Tongpang Ozukum mentioned that in the first wave, together with the AKMWP and the 19 constituents ward leaders, the state government and the district administration was able to confine the virus and lauded them for their selfless sacrifices for being supportive and cooperative in the pandemic since the previous year, however in the midst of the second wave viewing the people response the impact of negativity resulting in non-cooperation to the government is becoming a concern.
The Minister stated that Nagaland state has been recorded as the highest in death rate in NE states and way behind in testing and vaccination and the way the virus is spreading, it will soon become the most dominant strain which will pose an inevitable third wave of Corona, therefore he called upon all the leaders to enlighten the people and share the positive message of vaccination and testing.
He stated that weekly cases continued to surge in several villages people and widespread testing is necessary, important, and achievable, Covid 19testing is the key to getting back to normal since it is recognized that almost all the infections are transmitted by people who are not showing any symptoms, identifying infected individuals while they are asymptomatic will play a major role in containing the virus therefore infected person are encouraged to disclosed themselves to end the foreseeable3rd wave of Covid.
Ozukum appealed to all the right thinking citizen to use their fundamental rights wisely and perform their duties and responsibility towards oneself and others and added that Kohima being equipped with the best Medical team and facilities, challenged the administration and various civil organizations to take advantage of it and put more efforts to contain the virus so that this sensitization campaigns will pose a positive picture in the minds of the public.
Advisor for Technical Education & Election, Medo Yhokhain his note of appreciation lauded the Minister in-charge as well as the apex organisations for the initiative and contributing in responding to the situation prevailing now by taking extra ordinary preventive measures.
Yhokha mentioned that the unlock phases has been initiated not because of the declination of the virus but by sheer necessity and as we enter in the 3rd wave the real challenge is expected.
People should be accountable therefore he appealed all the wards to implement the SOPs sternly and abide the laws penned down by the Government hence, expelling the authority to reendorse another harsh lockdown if the thread of covid virus rise up
In this trying times he requested the leaders to be an example and by sharing the positive message of testing and vaccination which can keep us safe against the virus and beyond.
Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS, Covid-19 mentioned that ‘Covid is here and it’s here to live with us’ and for that reason we have to learn to co-exist. This pandemic has dramatically changed the lives of people and had an unprecedented impact on the healthcare, economic, and financial systems therefore the access to covid vaccines is critical to ending the COVID-19 pandemic. He stated that earlier during the pandemic, there was not enough capacity and limited supplies which resulted in delays. However, lab equipment has improved, capacity and supply of vaccines have expanded so it is easy for the public to access medical facilities.
He also highlighted on the importance of Covid appropriate behaviour, Testing and Vaccination and added masks alone do not protect against COVID-19, and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene.
CMO Kohima, Dr.Vezokholu Theyo in a brief note on awareness Generation emphasised on the three objectives to break the chain of transmission the Covid appropriate behaviours, the testing and the vaccination. Disclosing your Covid status and calling in advance allows your healthcare provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility and protects and prevents the spread of viruses.
Dr, Theyo further appealed not to spread misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Insufficient knowledge and contradictory information about the transmission of Covid makes people uncertainty and led them to believe biased and vague information. She also instructed to protect oneself and others by knowing the facts taking appropriate precautions and seeking medical attention.
Later in the day Minister, Tongpang Ozukum, Advisor Medo Yhokha, other Health officers had a briefing with the media.
(DPRO & Siizo, IA Kohima)
TENING SUB-DIVISIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND HEADS OF OFFICES HOLD MEETING
Tening sub-divisional administration and Heads of Offices meeting was held at DB’s court, Tening on 21st July 2021 under the chairmanship of ADC Tening, Rosietho Nguori.
ADC, Rosietho Nguori raised concern regarding giving effect to government directives on reopening of offices and mandatory weekly attendance from all head of offices in the sub-division. The house decided to open all offices for public interviews on all working days, meanwhile the district administration will follow up on the monitoring of attendance as per government directives.
The work distribution for upcoming Independence Day celebration was also discussed. However, it will be subject to further directives from the government.
MO AYUSH, CHC Tening, Dr. Nuksang Jamir, on behalf of the SDTF on COVID-19 also briefed the house on the latest updates on COVID-19 related activities such as vaccination drive, status and appealed to the house to sensitize the general public on the general benefit and safety of being vaccinated.
(Eto Kauring, IA Tening)
KOHIMA DTF CONDUCTS SENSITISATION PROGRAMMES AT TSEMINYU
The District Task Force, Kohima led by minister in-charge, Tongpang Ozukum,and accompanied by Advisor, Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr Nicky Kire; Advisor, Animal Husbandry & Women Development, R. Khing; Advisor, Technical Education & Election, Medo Yokha; Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie NCS; CMO Kohima, Dr. Vezokholu and her medical team, organised sensitisation programmes on Covid-19 testing & vaccination at Tseminyu town hall with the leaders from 25 villages under Tseminyu sub-division and 14 villages at Chunlikha local ground on 22th July 2021.
The Minister exhorted the gathering and said that the government cannot make the people to get vaccinated by force, but it is their responsibility of the public to follow the protocol of covid-19. DC Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie called upon the people to ponder on their responsibility and act towards the present situation.
DoSE DIRECTS HEADS OF SCHOOLS
The Directorate of School Education has directedheads of all Government and Private Schools functioning within the State of Nagaland (except KVs, JNVs& SAINIK Schools) to submit COVID-19 Vaccination Status of Teaching and Non-Teaching staff serving under their establishments every Tuesday/Wednesday commencing from 27th July 2021 till further order at the Online School Monitoring Portal https://school.dosenl.in/
All private schools (including Schools following CBSE Curriculum) and EKLAVYA Model Residential Schools shall complete one time registration at the link given above and start submitting the Vaccination Status from the aforesaid date. The State Government Schools shall upload the data at the link provided in the School Monitoring Portal where they have been submitting the Daily Activity Reports.
It stated that the Online School Monitoring Supervisors shall monitor the data submission and ensure that all Govt. Schools under their jurisdiction submit the data within the due dates. In case of network issues faced by Govt. Schools located in remote/rural areas, the Online School Monitoring Supervisors shall collect the data from the respective School Heads and upload at the portal. The data is required to be submitted to the Ministry of Education on weekly basis and hence all concerned are directed to furnish accurate data every Tuesday/Wednesday without fail.
RANDOM TESTING CONDUCTED AT LONGSA VILLAGE
Out of the 56 samples collected for testing during the random testing conducted at Longsa village, one tested positive.
The four-day long random testing (Rapid Antigen Test) which started on the 19th July, concluded on 23rd July at Longsa Village. It was held in and around 13 colonies/wards and two villages and a total of 604 (six hundred and four) samples were collected for testing out of which 7 (Seven) were detected positive.
During the exercise, almost all the business establishments, vegetables vendors, shop keepers, local residents within the town and villages which are in close proximity with Wokha town area were covered during the random testing.
Dy. Chief Medical Officer & In-charge of District Immunization Officer (DIO), Wokha, Dr.Zuben Kikon lauded the and appreciated the frontline line workers, Wokha District Chambers of Commerce & Industries, DPRO Team, Doctors & staff, DTF members, Police, DBs, GBs, Village Councils Chairman, colonies/ward chairmen and others who have actively participated and coming forward for testing and making the exercise a successful one.
Dr.Kikon also informed that future steps/exercise works have already been started and strategies have been planned out to carry out such more exercise to stop further spreading in the community, wherein he further seek the co-operation of all to extend the same support.
(Zubenthung, IA, Wokha)