Paiwang reaches out to Nagas of Myanmar

Paiwang reaches out to Nagas of Myanmar
Paiwang Konyak chairs a meeting with Mon district officials. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 21 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/21/2020 11:56:41 AM IST

Transport, Civil Aviation & Railways and Land Resources minister Paiwang Konyak reached out to Nagas of Myanmar by donating a sum of Rs. 1 Lakh, while doctors of Mon district hospital donated medicines for Naga brethrens in the neighbouring country.  

The donation was handed over to Konyak Union (KU) through which the cash and medicines will reach the Nagas of Myanmar via Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjum.

Informing this to Nagaland Post, the minister said the money and medicines were handed over to KU representatives during the second phase of review meeting on COVID-19 held at Mon town on Tuesday.

According to him, the meeting also decided not to return the single ambulance meant for Mon district to Kohima.

Paiwang briefed the meeting about the decision of the State cabinet on vehicular movement of essential and non-essential goods and said trucks would be disinfected at Tizit check point before entering Mon town.  

The meeting also deliberated on ways at working out modalities to bring back students of Mon district stranded in and outside the State in consultation with district administration and villagers.

During the meeting, fire & emergency service, SIRD and relief & rehabilitation advisor Pohwang Konyak called for maintaining law and order and urged everyone not to create a situation that could spoil the relationship between the police and public.

He claimed that there was continuous monitoring and strict vigilance was being carried out at the entry point at Nagaland gate both at Tizit and Naganimora.

Representatives of KNSK and KBBB thanked the hard work of Mon district administration headed by deputy commissioner (DC) Thavaseelan K and other organisations, besides acknowledging mobile ATM service offered by the banks for convenience of general public.

Thavaseelan K, who chaired the meeting, appealed to all the villages to arrange quarantine centres. 

Pointing out that 14 days of quarantine did not always show symptoms of the virus in a person, the DC insisted that a person should be quarantined for 28 days for preventing spread of COVID-19 virus.

To get PPEs from China  

In a significant development, Mon district will be getting personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and N-95 masks from China probably within this week. 

Initiated by Mon District Task Force, Mon will be the first district to be receiving such a consignment from China in the state.  Sources informed Nagaland Post that the consignment comprising of 90 PPE kits and 500 N-95 masks was procured from District Task Force fund amounting to Rs 2.90 lakh.

Meanwhile, Mon district hospital had returned some PPE kits to the Health department as these were was not as per specifications. According to sources, 1,143 PPE kits were returned, which included 33 HIV kits (Medizone Surgicals), 45 PPE kits (Om Sai Enterprise), 33 disposal PPE kits (Kanson Overseas Ltd), 46 PPE kits (Allwinmed Medical Equipment Solution), 150 PPE HIV kits (Sterimed Medical Devices Pvt Ltd), 247 both side white paper/plastic (no label), 163 transparent plastic inside blue inside (no label),  221 half transparent half paper (no label), and 205 white pullover (no label). It also included 300 Venus V-44+ Class FFP1S masks (Venus Safety & Health Pvt Ltd), 400 Frontier Grit FFP1S (Midas Safety Pvt Ltd) and 50 N-95 flat fold type, AFF-N95 (Balaji).


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