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Dimapur in need of more medical personnel

Dimapur in need of more medical personnel
HPC members during the meeting with Dimapur district team at Hotel Saramati.
DIMAPUR, JUN 5 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/5/2020 1:07:57 PM IST

Members of High Power Committee (HPC) minister Neiba Kronu and advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon, who are also Nagaland state spokespersons for COVID 19 activities, met Team Dimapur at Hotel Saramati Friday for reviewing the present situation and also to oversee the preparedness for the reception of the returnees.

According to an official bulletin, the Kronu acknowledged the contribution of Team Dimapur and said that Dimapur has been shouldering maximum burden by taking care of more than 70% returnees.

PHED minister, Jacob Zhimomi, who is in charge of Dimapur district, emphasised on the urgent need of more medical personnel in Dimapur and suggested requisitioning doctors from less burdened districts. Zhimomi also reiterated the decision of the state cabinet to convert Tourist lodge Dimapur into COVID Hospital in view of the shortage of hospital facilities.

Advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon appreciated the work bring carried out by District Task Force Dimapur and conveyed appreciation to the chief minister and all the civil society organisations and churches for supporting the efforts.

Advisor Zhaleo Rio felt that the HPC ought to have serious thought for providing health workers by understanding the magnitude of the Dimapur situation.

H&FW secretary, Kesonyu Yhome, informed that as far as human resources were concerned, Dimapur would be accorded priority as per urgency of the situation. He also said that CISHR would assist the government for tackling COVID cases.

DC Dimapur Anoop Kinchi, APC and in charge Dimapur district for COVID-19 activities Y. Kikheto Sema apprised the meeting on the practical problems faced by the district and also on the action plan taken for the frontline workers specially sanitisation workers and drivers.

Commissioner police Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo, informed that police were still maintaining border sealing in spite MHA order for allowing inter-state movement. In this regard, he sought advice/direction from the state government.

CMO and MS Dimapur also highlighted the difficulties faced due to shortage of medical staff. The meeting was also attended by Advisor Tovihoto, NPF legislator Azheto Zhimomi, Food & civil supplies secretary Honje Konyak and doctors from medical department.

 

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