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High Powered Committee constituted for COVID-19, CM Rio to lead

Nagaland Government constituted High Powered Committee for COVID-19 related matters, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to lead

Kohima, June 01 (NE): A High Powered Committee has been constituted to decide on policy matters relating to COVID-19, including supervision of the State War Room, informed the state spokesperson Shri Neiba Kronu, while briefing on COVID-19 on June 01.

The decision was taken in a Cabinet review meeting on the status of arrangements for COVID -19 pandemic.

The Committee shall be chaired and co-chaired by the Hon’ble Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, respectively.

Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Hon’ble Minister, Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue & Parliamentary Affairs, Hon’ble Advisor, Information Technology and Science &Technology/New & Renewable Energy shall be the members while Chief Secretary will be the Member Secretary.

The Committee shall be assisted by a team of senior officers. It was also decided that besides Neiba Kronu, the Spokespersons on COVID-19 will be Shri Mmhonlumo Kikon, Hon’ble Advisor, Information Technology, Science & Technology and New & Renewable Energy.

It was also decided that the Medical Department will compile the status of COVID-19 patients for briefing to the media with details like district wise number of asymptomatic patients and symptomatic patients like mild, moderate, severe, admitted in ICU with or without oxygen and on ventilator support.

The Cabinet further decided that, in view of the shortage of hospital facilities for COVID-19 in Dimapur, the Tourist Lodge, Dimapur can be converted into a COVID-19 Hospital, he added.