DIPR Naga News (27.06.2020)
June 27, 2020
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 27th JUNE 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
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“Today, the BSL-2 Lab at CIHSR, Dimapur was inaugurated by S. Pangnyu Phom, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare. He was accompanied by Shri Jacob Zhimomi, Hon’ble Minister for PHED, Shri Tovihoto Ayemi, Hon’ble Advisor for Power, Shri Zhaleo Rio, Hon’ble Advisor for Sericulture, Excise and Minority Affairs, Shri Toshi Wungtung, Hon’ble Advisor for IPR, SCERT & VG and Shri Azheto Zhimomi, Hon’ble MLA. Senior officials from the State Government, APC & in-charge of Dimapur District to co-ordinate COVID-19 related activities, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department, Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur and Commissioner of Police, Dimapur were also present.
The BSL-2 will operate the RT-PCR which is the gold standard test for detecting cases of COVID-19. The advantage of this platform lies in its accuracy as well as the ability to run up to 90 samples in a single run.
The operationalization of the Lab it will further boost the testing capacity in the State and strengthen the fight against the spread of COVID-19 by enabling early detection and containment of infection.
As on today, the total number of positive cases in the State stands at 387. Out of this, the total active cases are 223, and 164 have recovered. All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. As per the severity of symptoms, 218 active cases are asymptomatic and 5 active cases are mild symptomatic cases.
Till date, a total of 11,158 samples have been tested and results of 10,197 samples have been received. Out of the 11,158 samples, 7715 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and a total of 6,981 samples have been tested and out of which 316 samples have tested positive. In addition a total of 4,246 samples have been tested by Truenat, out of which 73 samples have tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.
A total of 4,290 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine.”
ADVISOR TOURISM LAYS FOUNDATION STONE AT NOKSEN
Advisor Tourism, Art & Culture, H. Khehovi laid the foundation stone for the development of pilgrimage infrastructure in Nagaland (Prashad scheme) 2019 on 26th June 2020 at Noksen (Tuensang).
The Advisor lauded Noksen village stating that since statehood the village has produced four Ministers from their village which is a blessing. He said the State Government identified the heritage site for development at Noksen where Godhula Brown, pioneer missionary visited the village from 1880-90 AD. He sought support and cooperation from the villagers for the successful completion of the project within the specified period.
Khehovi said he is fully committed to maintain justice as a whole irrespective of tribal lines. He further said that the global pandemic has taught the Nagasto again start cultivating fields, rearing domestic animals which would lead to self-sufficiency.
Er. Thungdemo Patton EE Tourism while highlighted on the project.
The program was chaired by Moatemsu Sr. T.O. Vote of thanks was pronounced by Toka Tuccumi Asst. Director Tourism.
PEREN DISTRICT LEGAL TEAM ON COVID-19 HOLDS MEETING
Peren District Legal Team held a meeting at DC Complex, District Hq. Peren on 26th June, 2020. The meeting was presided by EAC Ngwalwa, Rumbemo T. Kithan.
Addressing the meeting EAC Ngwalwa-cum-Legal Team Convener, Rumbemo T. Kithan stated that the meeting is conducted to look into legal provisions related to the violation of Government Order by inmates of quarantine facility as well as Government employees.
In course of meeting, the following agendas were deliberated:
- Identification of legal provision which can be imposed on inmates violating Government orders and SoPs at the Quarantine Facility.
- Identification of legal provisions which can be imposed on Government servants for failure to perform their assigned responsibilities.
- Procedure for reporting of violations at the Quarantine Facility by the inmates.
- Identification of legal provision which can be imposed on inmates at Community Quarantine/Home Quarantine.
- Responsibilities of village authorities in supervising the Community Quarantine/Home Quarantine.
DC PEREN ISSUES ORDER ON TOTAL LOCKDOWN IN PEREN DISTRICT
In view of the large number of returnees from outside the state having completed their facility quarantine period within the district and following the SOPs, being sent for community/home quarantine to their respective villages/wards and considering that many frontline workers have been engaged in managing the returnees, it is deemed necessary to take stringent precautions to prevent any unlikely incident that may result in local or community transmission.
Therefore, in order to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic is successfully contained and does not pose unnecessary risk to public health and safety of the citizens of Peren, Deputy Commissioner of Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS has issued an order on 27th June, 2020 stating a Total Lockdown is hereby imposed for the whole of Peren District from 30th June, 2020 to 5th July, 2020, whereby all under mentioned activities shall remain strictly prohibited. In effect, only the exempted categories related to COVID-19 services such as medical, police, administration, all frontline workers involved in COVID-19 duty and those involved in farming activities and people on medical emergencies shall be allowed movement with necessary permit. Only pharmacies will be allowed to open. However, all safety measures such as compulsory use of face mask, frequent hand washing/use of hand sanitizer and maintenance of social distancing shall be strictly adhered to while carrying out COVID-19 duties.
- Movement of public shall be strictly prohibited.
- Movement of private vehicles is banned.
- All business/shops and trade activities shall remain closed.
- All social/political/religious gathering and functions is prohibited.
- Not more than 20 persons will be permitted in case of funerals.
- Spitting in public places is strictly banned, violation of which shall be punishable with fine.
(Mamang, IA Peren)
ADVISOR KHEHOVI YEPTHO HOLDS MEETING DTF & ZCMC
Advisor, Tourism, Art and Culture, Khehovi Yeptho visited Zunheboto district and held a meeting with DTF and ZCMC at Deputy Commissioner’s residence on 27th June 2020.
In an interaction with the members, the Advisor appreciated the efficiency of all those who have been working selflessly for the common cause during COVID19 pandemic. He emphasized on the importance of awareness at the village level, who could be easily misinformed of dos and don’ts, leading to catastrophic consequences, he stated. Further, he apprised the members about four nos of ventilators to be installed at the district Covid hospital by ministry of the concerned department at the earliest. He also informed that the current SOP shall be adhered to, till further order. Encouraging the frontliners, he expressed sincerity on behalf of the government to work united at any given situations.
Chairing the meeting, deputy commissioner Peter Lichamo thanked the advisor for sparing time, reviewing the preparedness and situation at the district.
Earlier, Dy CMO, Dr. K. Akaho Sema reporting on the details, specified that, so far the district had received 428 returnees of which 107 had completed the quarantine periods, both facility and home. 287 returnees home quarantined at the moment. 499 nos of samples tested, out of which, 344 were through TRUENAT machine and 165 through BSL Kohima and 16 sample’s results were still awaited. The three positive patients who are in district covid hospital are asymptomatic and doing well, he reported.
BLOCK TASK FORCE BHANDARI HOLDS CONSULTATIVE MEETING
Block task force Bhandari held a consultative meeting on COVID-19 at the conference hall of the Additional Deputy Commissioner Bhandari on 26th June 2020 to review the management of the pandemic in the sub-division. The meeting was chaired by Tiameren Chang, Additional Deputy Commissioner and chairman (BTF) Bhandari.
Dr. Riku Khutso, EAC Bhandari informed that 35 Quarantine intimates have been released after completing 14 days Institutional Quarantine at Bhandari and they have been sent for home quarantine.
The house decided that the SOP and protocol implemented successfully at four Quarantine Centers Bhandari sub -division shall remained same until further notice.
ADC, Bhandari urged police personnel to strictly check all 3 check gate of Bhandari town and allowed vehicles with valid permit except essentials commodities and emergency services.
He also expressed sincere gratitude to members of BTF Bhandari for giving the best efforts for the benefits of our people in fighting against the COVID-19.
(Kanili, IA Bhandari)
DEF LONGLENG CONDUCTS ONLINE VIDEO COMPETITION
In connection with International Day against Drugs Abuse and illicit trafficking, the DEF Longleng has conducted an open online video competition on the topic “Impact of Drugs in Longleng”. The result of the online competition was declared on 26th June 2020. After scrutiny the following persons were declared as the winners of the competition. (1). Konaei Shangdok, Kohima, (2). Hom-mei S Phom, Noklangkhong Longleng and (3). Pangilenla T Phom, Model Colony, Purana Bazar, Dimapur bagged 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.
Consolation Prize winners are: (1). I. Akum Kichu, Sungkomen ward, Mokokchung, (2). K. Chingmei, Yongam village, Longleng, (3). Y. Lehotandet Phom, Shayung ward, Longleng and (4). Tongpangkumluk Phom, Alayong village, Longleng.
They will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs. 2500, Rs. 1500 and Rs. 1000 respectively for the first, second and third and while Rs. 500 each as consolation prize will be given to 4 (Four) persons. The video of the first prize winner is uploaded in the facebook page of the District Executive Force Longleng. The winners of the competition have been requested to contact mobile number 9612411925 for further details.
To mark the International day against Drugs Abuse & illicit trafficking the DEF Longleng along with the district administration also destroyed the seized tobacco products in the presences of the civil societies.
BBBP & MSK CELEBRATES BIRTH OF GIRL CHILD IN LONGLENG
The District Task Force on Bati Bachao Bati Padhao (BBBP) along with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) – DLCW celebrated birth of Girl babies at District Makeshift hospital, Longleng as continuous activities of the BBBP and MSK in the district. The MSK team led by Phumla WWO, MSK and Tutitungla, District Coordinator, MSK presented gift items and certificates to the new born girl babies.
The MSK team also visited the Covid-19 Community Kitchen run by the Phom Baptist Christian Association (PBCA) women wing and presented a generous gift hamper as gratitude to 18 women who are volunteering their tireless service since Covid-19 kitchen begin functioning at PBCA, Lempong.