Health Minister Pangnyu calls for collective efforts in the fight against COVID-19

Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom calls for collective efforts in the fight against COVID-19
(Health Minister along with other officials at the designated COVID Hospital, CHC Jalukie under Peren district)

Peren, May 22 (NE): Minister for Health & Family Welfare S. Pangnyu Phom visited the designated COVID Hospital, CHC Jalukie on May 22, 2020 to review the preparedness of Peren District Task Force on COVID-19 crisis in the district. The minister was accompanied by Advisor IPR, SCERT & VG, Toshi Wungtung and Advisor Water Resources, Namri Nchang.

CMO Peren, Dr. Denis Hangsing highlighted the present status of Peren District COVID Hospital as well as preparedness of Quarantine centres during the briefing session. CMO Peren also highlighted on the basic requirements and poor infrastructure of COVID Hospital. After the briefing session, the visiting team had a meeting with Peren DTF, Medical Dept. and JAC at Customary Court, ADC Office Jalukie under the chairmanship of DC Peren cum Chairman of DTF, Sentiwapang Aier, NCS.

Minister Pangnyu Phom extended his appreciation towards the District Administration, Health Department, Police Personnel, JACs and all other frontline workers for rendering their selfless services to contain COVID-19 in the district.

Minister expressed satisfaction in regard to preparedness of the District and further urged all to continue the same in coming days. Moreover, he also called upon the gathering that irrespective of tribe, race, colour, religion and political parties, we should come forward with collective efforts in the fight against the global pandemic.

Taking to Twitter the Pangnyu said, ‘Visited designated COVID-19 Hospital, Jalukie along with Hon’ble Advisor, Toshi Wungtung and Namri Nchang. Very satisfied with the preparedness & any assistance needed from the department will be taken up immediately’, he added.

Advisor Water Resources, Namri Nchang said the State Government is trying it’s best to provide the best infrastructure to all the District Hospital. He also extended congratulatory note to the Civil Societies, Church organizations for coming forward to assist the District Administration and Medical Department during COVID crisis.

Advisor IPR, SCERT & Village Guard, Toshi Wungtung spoke on the rational use of PPEs and how to maintain personal hygiene and public hygiene. Toshi further urged the members present in the gathering to maintain social distancing and strictly follow the do’s and don’ts issued by the Health department.

(With inputs from: IA Peren)