Pohwang convenes meeting in Mon

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 6/2/2020 1:27:06 PM IST

A meeting was convened by advisor of Fire and Emergency Services, SIRD and Relief & Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak at DC’s conference hall, Mon on May 30. 

According to DIPR report, the house discussed on the preparedness of the district for the returnees, check the price fluctuations of essential commodities, transfer and movement of security forces from the outside of the state, involvement and coordination of churches in the dissemination of information to the public. 

Civil societies voiced out their concern regarding the transfer of security forces from outside the state and requested for mandatory institutional quarantine. 

The CSOs also requested the state government to get approval from the central government so that relief materials may be distributed to the Konyak villages across the international border. The increasing price of essential commodities in the neighboring state being a matter of concern, the house requested the state govt to intervene so as to normalise the prices. The district surveillance officer Mon apprised the house on pooled sample testing of all the returnees and the transformation of two ambulances into mobile sample collection ( KIOSK) for collection of throat/nasal swabs from the quarantine centres. 

The medical superintendent and district hospital appraised the house on the medical facilities and equipments donated by the DTF and also the urgent need to find more alternative buildings to function as district hospital annexe for the general patients since the existing hospital has been converted to a Covid-19 hospital. 

Advisor of DUDA, N. Bongkhao and Thongwang, MLA, also attended the meeting. 


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