Highights of the one-day session of 13th NLA

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/13/2020 12:59:33 PM IST

 Rs. 688.17 lakhs released to district hospitals and CMOs: Health & Family Welfare S. Pangnyu Phom said that a total of Rs. 688.17 lakhs was released to various district hospitals and chief medical officers which included CHCs and PHCs to manage COVID 19 pandemic. 

The minister was replying to a starred question raised by opposition member Y. Vikheho Swu on how much money was extended to CMO, DHs, CHC and PHC to manage COVID pandemic. 

To query on the number of quarantine centres, the minister replied that a total of 261 Quarantine Centres comprising 206 institutional and 55 paid quarantine centres with a total bed capacity of 15,842 was set up in Nagaland. 

To queries on the amount of financial assistance extended to each QCs, Pangnhyu replied that a total of Rs. 88.65 lakhs and Rs. 2101.403 lakhs from H&FW department and NSDMA home department respectively was sanctioned to various task forces against QCs. 

He added that as the funds were released to various DTFs and CMOs, the QC wise details will be available only after reconciliation of the accounts. 

 Rs. 1455.59 lakhs spend for BSL- 3 and BSL 2: Health & Family Welfare minister, S. Pangnyu Phom in a repy to a starred question raise by NPF legislator Khriehu Liezsietsu, said the total cost of BSL-3 and BSL-2 including GST was Rs. 1455.59.

Phom said for BSL-3 at NHAk the cost was Rs. 856.15 lakhs while BSL-2 at CIHSR was Rs. 299.72 lakhs. He also said that the BSL-2 at District Hospital Tuensang costs Rs. 229.72 lakhs excluding transportation charges. 

To query on the firm that had supplied the materials, the minister said two firms supplied the materails-- Thermo Fisher Scientific India pvt. Limited Mumbai and Dritu Enterprise Guwahati. 

The minister also said that the department had purchased 20 Truenat Quattro machines at the rate of Rs. 14,50,000 per unit amounting to Rs. 290 lakhs and 20,000 nos of screening cartridges at the rate of 1340 per unit amounting to Rs. 268 lakhs as on date. He added that the machines were purchased through M/S Nature-O-Tech, 136 M.L Nehru Road, Pan Bazar Guwahati. 

The minister also informed that the department purchased 64,950 nos of PPEs as on date. The details (see table)

No. Name of the Firm Rate (inclusive of GST @ 12 %) Quantity
1. M/S N. A Drugs distributors Dimapur 3000 2950
2. Kinetic marketing Agencies G.S road Dimapur 3200 10000
3. Interlinks Overseas Pvt. Ltd New Delhi 1250 10000
4. Kinetic Marketing Agencies G.S Road Dimapur 2950 1000
5. Nilachal healthcare Industries, 
Maligoan Guwahati 820 1000
6. M/s Global infrastructure & construction 1st floor Kikon Place, DC Court Dimapur 2500 20000
7. M/s Aries Enterprise Traders, road near Razhu Point Kohima 745 20000
  Total 64950
50-50 system for recruitment of staff nurse: Responsing to a starred question raised by opposition member Imkong L. Imchen on whether the creation of 78 posts of staff nurses for PHCs was approved by the cabinet and whether the department began the proces for recrutiment, health and family welfare minister S. Pangnyu Phom asserted that a policy was adopted for the recruitment of nurses for the recently approved posts. 
He also informed that the policy adopted for the recruitment was on the basis of the cabinet decision for filling up 50% of the newly created post from queue system of batchwise seniority. He said the remaining 50 % will be through direct recruitment and open competition.
 Rs. 75.73 lakhs released for construction of Avakhung ITC:  Leader of the Hosue and chief minister Neiphiu Rio informed that an amount of Rs. 75,73,000 lakhs was released for construction of Anakhug ITC out of the total cost of the project of Rs. 94,73,000 lakhs.  He was replying to a starred question raised by opposition MLA Yitachu. 
Rio also informed that the works were  carried ouf for construction of administrative building, construction of guest house, construction of marketing shed, internal main and approach road and plot development and construction of guard house which was incomplete.
He said the reason for non release of the pending bill was due to non completion of the building of guard house and internal approach road/plot development by the concerned contractor. 
 Out of 22411 returnees, 15004 are professionals and 2563 students: State Health minister S. Pangnyu Phom informed that as on July 23, a total of 22411 persons had returned to state through various means fo transport. Replying to a starred question raised by opposition member Imkong L Imchen on the status of number of returnees, Pangnyu said figures, based on the data-- “Iamstranded portal”, out of 22411 returnees, 15004 were professionals, 2563 are students and 688 others.
To a query whether state government had any contingency/plan for those employeed returnees, OPangnyu said that state government was committed to address them by way of imparting training/orientation in various trades and skills as well as in agri logistics and marketing for the livelihood of returnees and other unemployed youths. 
Rs. 193.40 cr sanctioned under NSDMA for 2019-2020: Leader of the House and chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio stated that the total amount sanctioned under NSDMA for the year 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 was Rs. 142.07 crore and 193.40 crore respectively. He was replying to a starred question raised by opposition member Kuzholuzo Nienu 
Replying on the nature of works that was undertaken in all 11 districts under NSDMA during 2019-2020, Rio informed that NSDMA carried out only immediate and emergency restorative works caused by natural calamity to infrastructure. 
To query, Rio said NDSMA home department does not allocate funds district wise or constituency wise and that funds are released to the DDMAs based on occurrences of disaster events and reports received from the district. 
Construction of NH 702 A: Deputy chief minister incharge R&B department, Y. Patton informed that the final alignment for construction of 2 lane of NH- 702 A from Zunheboto to Mokokchung will be finalized only after the feasibility study report was submitted by the consultant and approved by Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways. 
He was replying to a starred question raised by opposition member Er. Picto on the steps taken by the government for NH road from Zunheboto to Mokokchung via Khisakita KPA Akuluto. 
Patton also explained that currently PWD (NH) was maintaining the existing NH roads (single lane) from Zunheboto to Mokokchung (53 kms) via eastern alignment Akuluto-Aizuto-Awotsakili-Kitsakita in view of the shorter distance. 
He also said that out of 53 kms, works for 19 km stretch was on-going under periodical repair and letter of acceptance for strengthening of 10.46 km was issued on 24/7/2020 and periodical repair of 23.46 km was done in 2018 and defect liability was completed.  (Correspondent)

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