COVID-19: CM reviews preparedness level

COVID-19: CM reviews preparedness level
Neiphiu Rio being briefed by officials at the control centre. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR, APR 6 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/6/2020 12:16:07 PM IST

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio visited COVID-19 control room at the directorate of health & family welfare (H&FW) here on Monday to assess the preparedness of the department and motivated officers and staff in their efforts in the management and containment of COVID-19. He also visited the State Level Control Room for COVID -19 functioning at State Emergency Operation Centre here and reviewed the overall management and operation.

On the other hand, H&FW principal director Dr Vizolie Z Suokhrie visited Jalukie community health centre (CHC) and COVID-19 Hospital, Dimapur during the day and interacted with medical personnel, administration officials, community leaders and other stakeholders in both the districts.
With regard to the religious gathering at Nizamuddin, New, the government said continued efforts were being made to identify anyone who might have attended it and not yet reported to authorities. 
It therefore once again appealed to those who might be in Nagaland presently and had attended the religious gathering, but not yet contacted authorities, to contact the State Level Control Room on COVID-19 on the numbers 0370-2291120 and 2291122. 
Mentioning that the government was seized of the very unfortunate matter concerning a doctor on duty in Dimapur with the police personnel three days back, the update claimed that probe was going on and assured of a suitable and just action in the entire matter. 
The government also appealed to the entire medical fraternity of the State to consider the incident as a rare aberration, not to let their morale down and continue their service with the same zeal and motivation in their fight against COVID-19.
CM lauds media
State chief minister Neiphiu Rio Monday expressed appreciation to the members of fourth estate for exemplary service in the fight against the pandemic. 
Taking to twitter, the chief minister said media was facing immense challenges to report news and voice people’s problems and positively highlight shortcomings. 
In a tweet, Rio requested all to appreciate media’s role and extend cooperation wherever required. The chief minister said that media was “crucial and important partners in common our fight.”


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