Visits, meetings and donations persist to contain COVID-19 pandemic

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/13/2020 10:31:01 AM IST

Longleng district

 In the fight against COVID-19 pandemic amid nationwide lockdown, several non-governmental organisations and government departments have been immensely contributing to contain the spread of COVID-19 by donating to needy people, organising meetings and visits to several places across the state.

Departments hold meeting in Longleng

Host of officials comprised of district administration, police, medical and rural development led by ADC Tamlu, Y. Chingak Konyak and additional superintendent of police, Atopu Sumi visited the interstate border village of Bura Namsang, Yonglok, Setap (Shutap) and Namhaching on April 11 to take stock of the situation in the border areas of the district adjacent to Assam.

According to DIPR report, the team interacted with village councils, duty personnel deployed at border check gates and IR patrol enforcing lockdown for complete sealing of Assam Nagaland border to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the state. Accordingly, thermal screening was also initiated at Setap check gates by the medical department. EAC Tamlu, EAC Sakshi and BDO Tamlu also accompanied the team.

Meanwhile, they also encouraged the villagers to maintain strict discipline on lockdown and ensure complete sealing of border crossing while distributing masks, hand sanitizers, soaps, gloves, etc to the villagers.

Earlier, State Bank of India (SBI) Longleng branch donated an inverter along with a battery to the District Hospital, Longleng. DEF Longleng also provided vehicles, manpower and security towards the lone hospital of the district for transportation of beds and other medical equipments to the new makeshift hospital at GHSS, Longleng. 

It may be noted that District Hospital Longleng was reserved and converted to district COVID-19 hospital. All necessary arrangements were done at the new makeshift hospital and will be dedicated on April 14. 

Medical Superintendent of District Hospital, Longleng thanked the district administration, police, civil societies, SBI Longleng, DTF on COVID-19 and other government agencies and individuals who had contributed towards the district hospital and the medical department through various means to combat COVID-19. 

Pohwang Konyak brief party leaders on COVID-19 in Longleng 

DIMAPUR: Advisor for Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief & Rehabilitation Government of Nagaland and monitoring in-charge for COVID-19 for Mon district, Pohwang Konyak paid his maiden visit to Longleng on his way back to Kohima from Mon town on April 11.
A press release issued by the president NDPP 50 A/C Longleng, N. Emei Phom stated that during his visit the advisor met some of the senior NDPP leaders and office bearers at the residence of ex candidate 50th A/C Longleng, Y. B. Angam Phom. 
The advisor highlighted about the present burning issues of the pandemic virus in the country and state in particular. He also called upon the party leaders to take active role in imparting awareness to the public on the present situation and urged to be more cautious and adhere to the guidelines issued by the government to take the preventive measures effectively to control COVID-19 during the lockdown period. 
Konyak also reminded the leaders to be self aware and give awareness to the public of the district to stay indoors in order to stay safe. He also appealed the party leaders to extend full co-operation to the implementing agencies which is being monitored by the district administration, security personnel, medical fraternity and leading NGOs of the district for the effective implementation of the government laid down rules. 
The advisor further urged the members to proclaim the good work being carried out by the present Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) government under the dynamic leadership of chief minister Neiphiu Rio and NDPP Nagaland president, Chingwang Konyak. 
Zunheboto district
District admin, NGOs reach out to PwD in Zunheboto
 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, office of the Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto has donated rice while Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto donated dal and vegetable oil to help Persons with Disability (PwD) affected by the ongoing lockdown in view of COVID-19  pandemic. 
A press release from Salvatus Christian Society (SCS) stated that the SCS in collaboration with office of the state commissioner Nagaland State Disability Forum, Diethono Nakhro, three volunteers delivered 10 kgs of rice, dal and vegetable oil to 78 households on door to door. Further, the team is working more on to ensure that every person with disability gets the immediate support.
Kohima district
Tongpang & Nicky visits quarantine centre at K. Badze, Kohima
Minister Housing & Mechanical, Tongpang Ozukum and advisor Urban Development & Municipal Affairs, Dr. Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, the legislators in-charge of monitoring Kohima COVID-19 situation along with Kohima DTF members led by Deputy Commissioner Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie and Sr. SP, K. Sophie visited the upcoming quarantine facility centre at K. Badze, Kohima on April 13.
According to DIPR report, the team visited the designated site to review the ongoing work at the upcoming quarantine facility centre, which has a total number of 304 rooms for quarantine facilities in ten buildings. S.E. PWD (Housing), K. Nakhro informed that altogether, there are 26 buildings, out of which it is targeted to activate eleven buildings at present including the control room. He said that with the help of the community and line departments the clearing and repairing works commenced from last week and hoped to be operationalized in a week time.
The team along with senior government officials from the line departments inspected the ongoing works, where the legislators applauded the efforts of all concerned officers and line departments for taking the task seriously and implementing the work in much progress.
Mon district
Mopong Hongkong holds consultation; adopt resolutions 
In the event of economic breakdown owing to the nationwide lockdown following the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, a consultation of Mopong Hongkong Students’ Union, KU Mopong unit, village councils and students’ union was held on April 13 at Mopong.
A press release from Mopong Hongkong Students’ Union president, A. Moba Konyak secretary stated that the consultation meet has adopted the following resolutions: All routes and services connecting via Tobu, Longleng and Mon entering the range will remain restricted and even the transportation carrying essential commodities unless certified/sanitized; the rate of existing commodities at stock in the shop should be sold at the profitable price not exceeding Rs. 4 from the whole sale rate. Failing to comply with, the concern shop owner license will be cancelled; all the village council and students’ union are endorsed to enforce this order with strict compliance; measures of arrangement in the event of economic outbreak due to lockdown, the rates of local wheat are fixed as: millet Rs. 100 per tin and maize/corn Rs. 100 per tin. 
The release also reminded all its federating units and village council to maintain cooperation and congenial relationship despite setting up of barricades restricting the movement of public in its own jurisdiction combating the pandemic COVID-19.
Dimapur district
Immanual Prayer Centre donates essential commodities
Immanual Prayer Centre (IPC) Walford with Traditional Healer’s Association Nagaland led by pastor Kakiye Sema and his team has extended charity mission in the wake of COVID-19 to 800 families of daily labourers, rickshaw pullers, auto drivers and widows of Walford colonies, Angami Walford and Phom colony since April 7.
 According to DIPR report, besides feeding poor family members of the colony from time to time, it has donated essential commodities of 30 bags of rice, tomato 1500 kgs, cabbage 1500 kgs and potato 1500 kgs.
Gospel for World Ministries Dimapur distributes
Gospel for World Ministries (GWM) Dimapur led by its founder and chairman, Rev. Daniel Suma has distributed essential commodities to daily wage earners at Burma Camp, Sunrise colony on April 11.
A press release from GWM Dimapur, state coordinator, Zaremo Ezung stated that the minstistries has reached out to 40 families. Earlier, a prayer was offered by Rev. Fr. Kasthang Kath. 

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