Orders, information and appeals in regard to COVID-19

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/5/2020 10:35:54 AM IST

Due to the prevailing situation at the possible outbreak of COVID-19 into Nagaland state, the Assam-Nagaland border has been sealed. Various orders, information, appeals and visitations are being made by government agencies to safeguard the welfare of public in the state. Meanwhile, public organisations have also been making appeals and taking measures for protection of the people.  

Assam-Nagaland border sealed: Additional deputy commissioner (ADC), Bhandari, Tiameren Chang on April 4 has issued a directive that the Assam-Nagaland border stretch under Bhandari sub-division shall remain totally sealed, entry or exit from any routes including footpaths until further order. According to DIPR report, the order further stated that punitive punishment shall be taken against any person violating the same. Directive was also issued to the village councils in the inter-state border area villages, to strictly monitor movement of people and to extend fullest cooperation to the district administration and to the police for effective implementation of the order.
Zhaleo Rio inspects preparedness for COVID-19: Advisor of Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs, GoN, Zhaleo Rio visited CHC Medziphema on April 4 to inspect the preparedness for COVID-19. A press release from NDPP 5 Ghaspani-II A/C media secretary, Thejangukho Yalietsu stated that, Zhaleo interacted with doctors and was updated about the preparations, isolation wards, etc. while the hospital authority lamented on acute shortage of requisite protective kits. 
NDPP Zunheboto appeals: Zunheboto district has received three consignments of medical equipments as per report received, however immediate delivery of additional ventilator, portable ventilators-ray machine, regulators and thermal scanners for District Hospital and check posts is a priority. A press release from NDPP Zunheboto region media and community has therefore appealed to the government to look into the needs and provide the same at the earliest. NDPP Zunheboto region also extended gratitude to chief minister for assigning minister G.Kaito Aye & advisor Khehovi Yeptho to Zunheboto district for monitoring and implementing effective measures for the prevention and control of COVID-19. NDPP Zunheboto region also conveyed appreciation to medical fraternity in the district under the CMO Dr. Khehokhu Chishi and Dy. CMO Dr. Akaho Awomi. The release stated that due to their tireless efforts quarantine facilities have been arranged in 12 (twelve) towns within the district and isolation facilities have been earmarked at 15 (fifteen) locations in the district.
NSUB & ENSUB form Naga Task Force Bengaluru: Naga Students Union Bengaluru (NSUB) held a joint meeting with Eastern Naga Students Union Bengaluru (ENSUB) on April 1 and formed a committee “Naga Task Force Bengaluru” to tackle the COVID-19 related issues. A press release from NSUB president Mughato Kiba and general secretary, Paul N. Rengma stated that, the committee is to help all the Nagas in Bengaluru only to entertain on issue related to COVID-19. Committee members are: Mughato Kiba convener 8951820724; Pongkyuse Sangtam co-convener 9686989630; Apong Quinker fincance secretary 8217303968; Zakietuo Noudi member 8147597131; Nuthipru Nienu member 8553520551; Manpa Konyak member 9148809928. Any of these executives can be reached out for any assistance related to COVID-19 lockdown. 
DC Tuensang informs on free counselling services: Deputy commissioner, Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant has informed that to support the holistic wellbeing of persons under quarantine facility/home observation in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the All Nagaland Counselors Association (ANCA) will be rendering free telephonic counselling services. Therefore, any person requiring telephonic counselling service may send request message through WhatsApp to the number 7005251298 with the following details: name, age/gender, place of calling and presenting problem or reason in brief. Timing for counselling will be as follows: Client at quarantine facility 10 a.m to 5 p.m; Client in home quarantine 6 a.m to 9 p.m. The service is voluntary and strict confidentiality of the client will be maintained.
DC Mon notifies on permits for movement: Deputy commissioner (DC), Mon Thavaseelan K has notified that in the interest of public health and safety and with an aim to prevent and contain spread of COVID-19, the following directives have been issued: Public movement permit will be issued for each household under Mon town; Only 1 (one) person from a household will be permitted to go out for purchase of essential commodities, medicines and visit ATM only on the production of this permit in original; Shopkeepers shall sell the essential commodities to customers only on the production of this permit in original; This permit will not be issued to home quarantine households until completion of the quarantine period.
MALT appeals to Social Welfare department: Mangkolemba Ao Youth Organization (MALT) has appealed department of Social Welfare to implement the process of supplying food grain, particularly rice instead of other commodities like biscuits, playthings etc. which are being normally supplied for Mangkolemba sub-division. An appeal by MALT president I. Tia Jamir and secretary Alangchang stated that, rice being one of the staple food, supply of this item in place of other provisions would be more beneficial. MALT urged the concerned department for implementation of this process until such time the nationwide lockdown is relaxed and situation become stable. MALT further expressed its appreciation and gratitude to the additional deputy commissioner Mangkolemba and his team for successfully implementing the lockdown so far and tackling the situation effectively. The organization also thanked the security personnel, medical staff, ASHAs, anganwadi workers, all ward chairman & GBs, volunteers and Mangkolemba Baptist Church for their service in the fight against COVID-19.


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