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TrueNat machine inaugurated at Chozuba

Correspondent KOHIMA, JUN 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/26/2020 10:02:59 AM IST

Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Neiba Kronu inaugurated the TrueNat machine at a function on June 26 at Community Health Centre (CHC) Chozuba Phek district in the presence of Dr. Chotisuh Sazo (MLA), public leaders and medical fraternity. 

After Pfutsero, the minister has donated another set of TrueNat machine to Chozuba sub-division of Phek district. Kronu said that seeing the requirement of testing facility, he decided to donate the same for Chozuba sub-division as well after Pfutsero sub-division and hoped that it will serve well its purpose.

Urging the people not to panic, the minister asked the people to stay alert and adopt personal hygienic norms. He also urged the people to continue to practice social distancing protocol, which he said is one of the effective methods in preventing coronavirus transmission.

Stating that COVID-19 pandemic has hampered the global economy, the minister stressed on the need to ponder over the revival and strengthening of the economy and also to work towards self-sufficiency. He informed that the government is now working out a realistic mechanism and market channel for agri and allied activities in the state.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Chotisuh Sazo thanked Kronu for donating TrueNat machine, which is a long felt need of Chozuba sub-division. While assuring to donate 100 nos of testing kit to CHC, Sazo also appealed the state government to provide TrueNat machine to Meluri sub-division as well.

Extending gratitude to the Task Force led by Chozuba ADC Theodore Yanthan, frontline workers, churches and civil societies for rendering their best services to combat COVID- 19 pandemic, Dr. Sazo also complimented the returnees for maintaining a good behaviour.

Chakhesang Public Organization (CPO) joint secretary Vesathu Dozo and Chozuba Range Public Organization (CRPO) president Kutipra Lohe also spoke at the function and said that Neiba Kronu deserve wide appreciation from everyone for donating the much needed TrueNat machine to Chozuba sub-division.

Chozuba ADC Theodore Yanthan said that presently there are 84 returnees in four quarantine centres at Chozuba while two more returnees are expecting to arrive.

Chozuba CHC senior medical officer Dr. Imchatoshi said that necessary training for handling TrueNat machine have been done and testing will start from June 27.

Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF) president Lhuvesayi Lohe requested the public not to stigmatize the returnees. He also requested the returnees to follow quarantine protocols and instructions of the concerned authority.

“Actions will be taken if any returnee/s is found misbehaving and doing against the instructions of the authorities,” he warned.

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