DIPR Naga News (28.08.2020)
August 28, 2020
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 28th OF AUGUST 2020 FOR NAGALAND BY PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, HOME
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“Today, the Integrated Molecular Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (BSL-2 Lab) at Tuensang was inaugurated by Shri S. Pangnyu Phom, Hon’ble Minister for Health & Family Welfare in the presence of Shri Toshi Wungtung, Hon’ble Advisor, IPR, SCERT & VG, and Shri H. Haiying, Hon’ble Advisor, Prison and Printing & Stationary. Officials from the Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, District Administration, Police and Civil Society leaders were also present in the inaugural programme.
A total of 21 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected today and the total number of positive cases in the State now stands at 3,805. Out of the 3,805 positive cases, the total recoveries are 2, 858, the total active cases are 929 and there are 8 deaths. As per the severity of symptoms, 921 active cases are asymptomatic, 7 active cases are mild and 1 active case is moderate.
Further, out of the 3,805 positive cases, the distribution across various categories of people are: 1,623 cases from Armed Forces, 1,224 cases from Returnees, 264 cases of Frontline Workers and 694 cases of Traced Contacts.
The total number of samples tested through RT-PCR whose results have been received till today are 35, 631. On Truenat the number of results received are 22,559, and through Rapid Antigen Test results of 656 samples have been received.
A total of 1,183 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine”.
TUENSANG BSL-2 INAUGURATED AT TUENSANG
Integrated Molecular Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (BSL-2) was inaugurated at Tuensang District Hospital on 28th August 2020. Minister for Health &Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom inaugurated the BSL-2 in the presence of H. Haying Advisor for Prison, Printing and Stationery, Toshi Wuntung Advisor IPR, SCERT, VG, Tuensang District Task Force Incharge, District Administrations, District Police, Officials of Directorate of H&FW, Civil Societies leader and other dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangyu Phom congratulated the Tuensang District for materializing the lab and appreciated the engineers and technicians for consuming lesser times in completion despite hurdles and lock down constraints. He appreciated the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and PDA government for the commitment to construct the BSL-2 Lab for the people of the remote districts which can extend services to the people of Mon, Longleng, Kiphire and Noklak districts. In times of uncertainty like this when the Nagaland is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, life has been put on hold but we could achieve better control of the pandemic with lesser mortality rate with the successful completed construction of three BSL labs by government is acknowledgeable, he stated
He also encouraged the District Task Force Members and Civil societies for monitoring the construction work activities. If civil societies could only take responsibility in guiding the developmental activities many quality infrastructures can be witnessed in the district, he stated. He said with this laboratory lots of life can saved and many more services can be given to the coming generations as well.
- Haying Advisor also appreciated the government for the development stating that it is a big day for the people of Tuensang and a milestone in the medical field. He acknowledged the hard works of the members of the district Task Force Tuensang in containing the COVID -19 pandemic and performing as one of the best teams in fighting the pandemic in the state.
Advisor, Toshi Wungtung appreciated the senior scientists and engineers for completing the much needed lab to fight the COVID pandemic in time. He also highlighted on the government’s need of labs in urgency. Research, analysis and proper infrastructures are very important to diagnose so that right treatment and right medication can be served, he said. This is a big launch pad which will give big relief to the citizen not only in medical field but also will help a lot in expenditures and timely administration of the diseases with accurate diagnosis which can target the cure and heal specifically, he said. The prime motto of this hospital should be “cure and heal centre” with right information and right medication so that Tuensang have a civilized health making biggest medical zone inclusive of neighbouring district and even beyond borders, he added.
Nungsanglemba President CKS also spoke on behalf of all the tribal bodies and civil societies. Tuensang is a nerve centre for entire eastern part of Nagaland, having completed the installation of BSL-2 lab Tuensang can give services to general mass of the region, he said. He said that tribal bodies and civil societies have been working tirelessly supporting and assisting the medical fraternity in every possible way.
Kevichusa Medikhru Mission Director NHM appreciated the technicians for the speedy work and the government in fulfilling the dream of Tuensang by installing the BSL -2 Lab. He also highlighted that the construction of the Lab cost government around 5 crores in purchasing equipments and other civil works. The lab will be functional with two research scientists, two well trained professional lab techs, data entry operator and a lab assistant, he said.
The dedicatory prayer was done by Rev. Achu Chang Executive Secretary CBLT, welcome note was addressed by Dr. Zathung Medical Superintendent District Hospital Tuensang while the programme was chaired by Dr. I. Moatemjen Chief Medical Officer Tuensang. Vote of thanks was given by Kumar Ramnikant IAS, Deputy Commissioner Tuensang.
(DPRO and Thungti, IA Tuensang)
NBSE INFORMS ON CSSS
The Nagaland Board of School Education has notified for information of all concerned that the following steps need to be taken for availing the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme (CSSS) as directed by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, National Scholarship Division, Govt. of India.
- Application for fresh as well as renewal of scholarship must be submitted through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) on or before 31st October 2020. For submission, go to the portal http://scholarship.gov.in
- Aadhaar seeding is mandatory for disbursement of all scholarships.
- Every beneficiary needs to have a separate bank account and get their Aadhaar number linked with their bank account number.
- Principal/Head of the Institutions must register their institution first in the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) (http://scholarship.gov.in). They are requested to inform their eligible students for CSSS to apply through the NPS portal within the time frame.
- The Head of the institution must verify the application of the CSSS beneficiary students (new and renewal) before forwarding to the given portal. The beneficiary students must be advised to submit the application within the stipulated time notified in the portal.
- The beneficiary students/applicants in preceding years are directed to check whether their given bank account is still active and Aadhaar linked.
SCHOOL EDUCTION DEPT NOTIFIES
The Directorate of School Education has notified for the information of all concerned that in pursuance to the decision taken by the Government to reduce 20% of the syllabus for classes 1 to 8 in consideration of COVID-19 pandemic, SCERT, Nagaland has reduced the contents in the subjects English Reader, English Grammar, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Hindi, Life Skill Education and Nagaland Heritage Studies for classes 1 to 7.
All concerned have been directed to take note that the reduced syllabus prepared by SCERT contains subjects of class 8 as well. But, in regards to content reduction for class 8, schools shall follow content reductions notified by Nagaland Board of School Education vide Letter Nos. NBE-3/Ad-TB(10) 2020/567 Dated, 22nd May 2020 and NBE-30/Ad-VIII 2020-21/569 Dated, 23rd May 2020.
Copies of the Revised Syllabus can be downloaded from department’s website ‘https://education.nagaland.gov.in/’ and the revised syllabus comes into force with immediate effect.