COVID-19: Orders, meeting and vaccination drives

COVID-19: Orders, meeting  and vaccination drives
A women receiving the vaccine, Wednesday, at Tongdentsuyong Ward Community Hall. (NP)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/16/2021 1:04:58 PM IST

As Nagaland continues to fight the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, respective district administrations have been sensitising the public on vaccination, guidelines and preventive measures.

Mon legislators to provide 10 lakh each: Minister, transport, civil aviation, railways & land resources, P. Paiwang Konyak announced that the Konyak legislators have reserved 50 lakhs from the LADP common pool for COVID expenses in Mon district.

Informing this to Nagaland Post, Paiwang who was also the minister in-charge of Mon district informed that the Mon legislators would provide Rs. 10 lakhs each from every constituency from the LADP to be utilised for COVID-19 expenditures.

He said the issues were discussed, Wednesday, during the joint meeting with DTF and various committees where he presided the meeting. 

Paiwang said the meeting discussed to accelerate vaccination and how to carry out mass vaccination in the rural villages which was the most important issue at the moment.

In this regard, he appealed to the civil societies, Konyak union, Konyak students’ union, KNSK and the church to support the medical team and health workers to accelerate vaccinations to the maximum.

The meeting also lauded “The CARE” adoptive response initiated by the Konyak civil societies and encouraged to reach the most remote corner by sensitising and providing awareness about the advantages of the vaccine through print media and videos in Konyak dialogue.

On issues such as difficulties on refilling of oxygen cylinders from Sibsagarh Assam, carrying COVID dead bodies from hospital to far flung areas, transportation of vaccines to remotes villages, more COVID Care Centres in the district and in the villages, etc, the minister assured to extend all possible assistance.   

He also chaired separate meetings with civil societies KU, KSU, KNSK and reiterated his appeal to the bodies and the church to impart the awareness through print media and other social platforms. (Correspondent)

DC Tuensang appeals business establishments: DC Tuensang has informed that due to the prevailing situation and lockdown measures currently imposed in the district, various shops and small businesses of non-essential nature have been adversely affected and come to a standstill. Therefore, as decided in the meeting of DTF on COVID-19, the DC & chairman, DTF for COVID-19, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant has appealed to the owners of shops and business establishments to be compassionate during this hour of crisis and waive off the rent for at least a month for shops which have remained shut during the lockdown period. 

Special vaccination drive in Mkg: A special vaccination drive was initiated by the Mokokchung District Task Force COVID-19 vaccine, with assistance from ward authorities, ASHAs and health workers, Wednesday, in all the 18 wards of Mokokchung town and in the neighbouring villages of Chuchuyimpang & Mokokchung village for 45 years & above and 18 years & above. (Correspondent)

Kiphire DTF meeting held: DTF Kiphire convened a meeting with all the medical officers of DH, CHC and PHC to review the ongoing vaccination drive at DC’s conference hall, Kiphire on Wednesday.

Reviewing the ongoing vaccination drive, the members discussed on how to strengthen the grassroots level preparation for COVID-19 vaccination drive and informed every block to conduct outreach activity. Line departments were also informed to continue disseminating proper information to villagers on Covid vaccination.

House sealed at Saijang village: With the detection of COVID-19 positive person through screening test and in order to contain the spread, ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang has ordered the sealing of house no. 5 at Saijang Village, opposite IRB camp gate with immediate effect until further order.

The ADC also advised all public in general and concerned to follow safety precautions of wearing face masks, frequently washing of hand and maintaining social/physical distancing within the proximity of the sealed area.

Houses sealed at Tobu: In order to take effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, EAC Tobu, Tsidi has ordered the immediate sealing of house no.214, ADC ward and house no.55, medical ward, till further order.

The ADC and EAC have informed that any person violating the containment measures would be liable to be proceeded against as per the provision of Sections 51 to 60 of Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under IPC Section 188 and other legal provisions.

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