Kohima village gears up to face COVID-19 pandemic

Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/2/2020 12:54:46 PM IST

Kohima village, Asia’s largest village with more than 15,000 people, is taking all measures to keep the community safe from COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to Nagaland Post, Kohima Village Youth Organisation president Dzüvinguzo Mepfüo said a Kohima Village Social Action Core Committee (KVSACC) had been set up under Kohima Village Council to tackle the health emergency. The committee comprises leaders of Kohima Village Gazetted Officers’ Association, Kohima Village Doctors’ Association, KVYO and Kohima Village Students’ Union as members. 

Mepfüo said that, following government orders, about 160 students who were studying outside and entrepreneurs who had recently travelled were being kept in compulsory quarantine at homes where KVSU activists were monitoring these people on a daily basis. 

Also, following the government instructions, he claimed that the committee was encouraging everyone to take necessary precautions by issuing instructions in all localities regularly.  To maintain social distancing, he said one-metre distance markings had been drawn around shops and public ponds. Further, to avoid letting the public venture out, KVYO president said essential commodities were being supplied in the locality/colony where shops have been assigned scheduled time to open and allow the public to buy the commodities. 

As extension of the lockdown period could lead to shortage of food supplies, he said food grains had been stocked and rice supplied under Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) and Primary Household (PHH) by food & civil supplies department had been kept in reserve. 

Necessary information provided by the administration and doctors were also being circulated through social media and posters around the villages.

Declaring that the committee was prepared and willing to cooperate and work alongside the government throughout this fight against the pandemic, Mepfüo urged every individual to obey the instructions issued by the government and not to venture out, unless unavoidable. 

He said the village was grateful to both the police and traffic police personnel for being very brave and putting their lives to risk for the safety of the public.


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