Dimapur, May 17 (NE): Amid COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, the mortal remains of 23- year old Naga woman who passed away in Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru, Karnataka is being brought back to her hometown at Dimapur district in Nagaland.
The journey by road began from Bangalore at around 02:00 am on May 17, 2020, after completing all necessary formalities in the hospital.
Speaking to NagalandExpress, Advisor Sumi Fellowship Bangalore, Atoka Zhimomi informed that she was brought to Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru in a critical condition and breathed her last on Friday evening.
After a short funeral service, the Ambulance started on the wee hours of Sunday from Bengaluru to Dimapur, to cover over 3160 km to bring the body back home in Dimapur. Two ambulance drivers are already on the arduous task of 60 – 70 hours drive to reach the destination during this lockdown. Along with drivers, two boys from Sumi fellowship volunteered to accompany in the journey.
The deceased is identified as Vikani Zhimomi, 23 years old, from Medziphema, Zuikhu A, under Dimapur district in Nagaland. According to her family, since the time she was young, she suffered from pneumonia. She was working in a private company in Bengaluru and it is almost a year since she visited her hometown.
As per the protocol, hospital authorities had conducted COVID-19 test on her and the result turned negative and after completing all the necessary formalities at Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru and getting all clearance for travel, the ambulance started with her mortal remains from Bengaluru.
The Sumi Students’ Union Bangalore and Sumi Fellowship Bangalore made all the arrangements in Bengaluru to bring the body back as requested by family.