DIPR Naga News (30.06.2020)
June 30, 2020
ASSEMBLY SESSIONS ON 30th JULY 2020
Commissioner & Secretary, NLA, Dr. P.J. Antony has informed that the Governor of Nagaland in exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India has summoned the Sixth Session of the Thirteenth Nagaland Legislative Assembly to meet at 9:30 A.M. on Thursday, the 30th July, 2020 in the Assembly Hall, Kohima.
BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON 30th 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 459. Out of this, the total active cases are 291, and 168 have recovered. All the positive persons are receiving medical care at the designated COVID-19 Hospitals. As per the severity of symptoms, all the 291 active cases are asymptomatic.
Till date, a total of 12,161 samples have been tested. Results of 11,408 samples have been received.
Out of the 12,161 samples, 7, 883 samples have been received at the BSL-3 lab at the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) and a total of 7,790 samples have been tested, out of which 368 samples have tested positive. A total of 5299 samples have also been tested by Truenat, out of which 89 samples tested positive and sent for confirmation by RT-PCR.
A total of 5,114 persons are presently under Facility Quarantine.
If you develop any signs and symptoms of Cough, Fever or Difficulty in Breathing, contact the State Helpline Number 1800 345 0019 of the Health & Family Welfare Department. Please always follow all the social distancing measures.”
STATE ROUNDUP ON COVID-19 LOCKDOWN
The daily report on Law & Order and Facilitation of Essential Goods & Services stated that four violations of the lockdown were reported and as remedial step, seven persons were bound down as on 17th June. This was informed by Joint Secretary, Hiazu Meru and he added that no Law & Order incident has been reported in the State.
The report added that shops for essential goods including milk remain opened in all the districts. The report also maintained 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.
According to the report, suitable arrangements have been made for providing food and shelter to migrant workers affected by the COVID-19 restrictions. In this regard, one relief camp and one food camp are active where seven daily wagers/needy persons were provided food/dry ration.
(Wepre Kronu, APRO)
URBAN PRIMARY HEALTH CENTRE SEIKHAZOU AWARDED THE NATIONAL QUALITY ASSURANCE STANDARD CERTIFICATION
A short programme to felicitate Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) Seikhazou for being awarded the National Quality Assurance Standard (NQAS) was held at the Office Chamber of the Minister, Health & Family Welfare Civil Secretariat Kohima on 30th June 2020.
Speaking at the programme, Minister, H&FW, Pangnyu Phom lauded the Department for their efforts in delivering quality healthcare services to the State, especially in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulating the UPHC Seikhazou for being awarded the NQAS, he said that such achievements bring laurel not only to the Department but to the entire State. The Minister stated the need to create more of such healthcare facilities in the remote areas of the State, and emphasized that UPHCs should be set up, at least in all the District Headquarters of the State.
Mission Director NHM Dr. Kevichusa Medikhru highlighting on NUHM, said it was launched in Nagaland on 24th February 2014 and UPHC Seikhazou started in June 2014. He stated that UPHC Seikhazou facility underwent various assessment by a two member team of empanelled external assessors, and after meeting all the criteria, was awarded ‘quality certified’ under NQAS. He said that since its inception, the UPHC Seikhazou has been providing equitable and quality primary health care services to the urban population. He further added that UPHC Seikhazou is rendering commendable service and even during this time of COVID-19 pandemic, the facility is catering to the need of all the other essential services to the people.
The UPHC Seikhazou Team briefed the Minister about the ongoing activities being carried out in the Centre, the difficulties being faced in delivering services to the people, and in this regard, informed the Minister that adequate inflow of fund is the need of the hour, to keep the UPHC going. This will ensure proper supply of drugs, medical equipments, and sufficient human resources, which will encourage the Centre to perform better.
There are five criteria for NQAS Certification, namely a) Aggregate score of health facility is 70 % b) Aggregate score in each area of concern is 60% c) Score f Standard A2, B3 and F4 is 60% d) Individual standard wise score is 50 % |and e) Patient satisfaction score is 60% or 3.0 of Likert Scale. To qualify for the NQAS Certification, UPHC Seikhazou had to undergo three levels of assessment – Internal Assessment, Peer Assessment and External Assessment. First External Assessment of UPHC Seikhazou was conducted from 15th to 16th January 2019 with overall score of 76.5%. Thereafter, State Internal Assessment was conducted from 13th June 2019 with overall score of 89.8% followed by External Assessment on 1st and 2nd August 2019 with overall score of 83.9%. Official Certification from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare was on 19th October 2019.
(Mhonlumi & Esuihangle)
NAGALAND TO EXPERIENCE HEAVY RAINS/STRONG WINDS
The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati has issued weather updates for the coming days.
Nagaland will experience heavy rains and strong winds with the possibility of flash floods, as well as landslides from 1st to 12th of July 2020. Second half of this period is expected to get more intense than the former. During this period, thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains is expected in the districts of Mon, Mokokchung, Longleng, Tuensang, Peren, Phek, Kiphire and Zunheboto. State Capital Kohima is likely to have moderate to heavy rains from 7th to 10th July 2020.
Nagaland’s major river Dhanasiri, a tributary of Brahmaputra may have large flow of water as river Brahmaputra is above the danger level at many places due to the prolonged spell of heavy rain in Assam and Arunachal. It is therefore important to take necessary precautionary measures during this time as most rivers of the state are North-South flow and may overflow because of intense rains in the catchment areas.
Through this press release, NSDMA, Home Department has urged the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood. NSDMA has requested all the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities and to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.
DIMAPUR DISTRICT TO COME OUT WITH TRAINING PROGRAM
Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS convened a meeting today 29th June 2020, comprising of Director CIHSR, DMC, SDO (C) Dimapur, representative from different civil societies and deliberated on matters with regard to COVID-19.
In the meeting, several members felt the need for community participation wherein the youth, Hohos, churches leaders, village councils needs to be trained and sensitised who in turn could educate the masses, in order to contain the spread of COVID 19.
DC Dimapur has directed DMC Administrator, Albert Ezung and SDO (C) Zubenthung Ngullie for chalking out a training program so that training can be imparted to all concern during the next 15 days by drawing human resources from different civil societies who has expressed willingness to extent their services. Further, Anoop said that mechanism would be devised for reaching out to the Quarantine centers through various means.
Director CISHR, Dr. Sedevi suggested for developing small Task Force and mapping it out for more coverage to the communities. “We should learn not to be teachers but facilitators,” Dr. Sedevi observed.
Chairman Christian Forum Dimapur, Rev. Moses while pointing out on the issues of stigmatization and discrimination in the prevailing situation, emphasised on the need for educating the community. He also dwelt on the importance of social media platforms for creating awareness to the people about the Do’s and Dont’s with regard to COVID 19.
In the meeting, all the civil societies expressed their willingness to work together in coordination with the District administration Dimapur.
FIRST CASE OF COVID-19 POSITIVE CASE CONFIRMED IN MOKOKCHUNG
A female returnee from Delhi at the Mary Mead Quarantine Centre, Impur was detected positive through Truenat Testing on 27th June 2020. Subsequently, sample was sent for confirmation to the BSL -3 Lab. Kohima on 28th June where it was tested positive and the result was received on 30th June 2020. The patient is currently at the Covid Care Centre, Mokokchung, she is asymptomatic and her condition is stable.
Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung through an order has informed that, in view of the confirmation of one positive case of Covid-19 and in the interest of public health and safety, the Mary Mead Hostel Campus, encompassing IBS Building 1, IBS Building 2 and IBS Building 3 is hereby declared as Containment Zone as defined in the Standard Operating Procedure issued by the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Nagaland with immediate effect.
(Lanukaba, IA Mokokchung)
DoSE INFORMS ON ONLINE STUDENTS EVALUATION PROGRAMME
Principal Director, School Education has informed all concerned that the Online Students Evaluation Programme (Phase II) for students of classes V to VII will commence from 9th July 2020 as per the schedule given at the Portal ‘https://dosenl.in’. Students have been advised to take note of the following steps in order to appear for the evaluation.
- Complete One Time Registration at the Portal ‘https://dosenl.in’ from any Mobile/Laptop/PC before 7th July 2020.
- Login into the portal at the specified date and time of evaluation.
- You will find 20 numbers of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions.
- Select the correct choice for each question.
- Click the SUBMIT button within the given time limit.
- The page will become inactive after the scheduled time.
- Evaluation Results will be made available in the portal on 21/07/2020.
- Best performing students will be rewarded.
- Syllabus: Topics/Units taught through the Tele/Radio Education Programme.
- The Online Evaluation is NOT compulsory and the marks secured will not be considered for any purpose of formal evaluation.
Phase two of the Tele/Radio Education broadcast for classes VIII to XII will commence from 11th July 2020
MON DISTRICT CONFERRED SKOCH AWARD UNDER THREE CATEGORIES
In the 65th SKOCH Sumit, the District Administration Mon has been conferred the SKOCH Award under 3 (three) different categories. The District has been awarded the SKOCH Crucible Award for its initiative -Financial Inclusive Mon, SKOCH order of Merit for its initiative -District Response to COVID-19 and SKOCH Honourable mention for its initiative -Skill Mon Mission, under financially inclusive Mon.
The District Administration Mon focused on Mission Mode implementation of opening of Bank account through the Indian Post Payment Bank (IPPB). It also focused on opening of new Bank Branches in unbanked blocks. To address the high unemployment rate in the District, through Pradhan MantriKaushalVikasYojona (PMKVY) the District Administration Mon in co-ordination with the Department of Skill Development Employment & Entrepreneurship and the Registered Training Partners under Skill -India Mission organised Mega Job Fair and Mobilization Drives. The selected Trainees are placed in reputed private sector companies across the country and abroad. In response to the COCID-19 pandemic, the District Administration started a slew of measures to contain & prevent the spread of the corona virus while at the same time ensuring that the basic services are being delivered to the people at their doorstep. The public movement permit, home delivery of vegetables, banking services and water, food bank. Online ePass for Intra-District movement, Active Case Search Strategy and Contact Listing, Walk In Sample kiosk (WISK). NL-sojo COVID App, Clappia App and World Help Group App are some of the innovations initiated in response to COVID-19 pandemic.
The SKOCH Award was instituted in 2003 and is the highest civilian honour in the country conferred by an independent organisation. The Award covers the best of effort in the area of digital, financial and social inclusion. It recognises the best governance practice in the country and provide a platform for the rest of the country to emulate such practices.
TOTAL BAN ON VISITS OF DZUKOU VALLEY : SAYO
In continuation of its earlier notification dated 15th March 2020, the Southern Angami Youth Organisation has made total Ban on visit of Dzukou Valley both Domestic and Tourist visitors.
Viewing the spike of Covid-19 cases in the State, the Southern Angami Youth Organisation has decided to extend total Ban on visiting of Dzukou Valley both domestic and international tourist visitors for more safety and precautionary measures of this pandemic covid-19 with immediate effect until further notification.
The SAYO, President and General Secretary has called upon the people of Nagaland and Tourist visitors to abide this order for more safety and healthy living. The SAYO also warns to take its own course of action against the defaulters.
(T. Tsuthong, IA Jakhama)