Dimapur, March 23 (NE): The Indian Human Rights Council (IHRC), Nagaland chapter, condemns the Nagaland State Government for total negligence in combating the pandemic outbreak Covid-19 despite this unstoppable epidemic already in our doorstep and it is found that, till date not even a single test have done although the State Government had formed a Rapid Response which is kept unserviceable.
A press release issued by IHRC, Nagaland Chapter, Chairman, S. Richard Humtsoe on March Twenty Three said; it is learnt there were suspected Covid-19 cases sent from Referral Hospital, Zion Hospital and Eden Hospital that went lost or not tested.
Laxity from the State functionaries seen in the zero number of tests done and there are no laboratories for testing Covid-19 in the whole State, it added.
On the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) arrangement, It is found that till now there is only 2 beds confirmed in ICU along with ventilator in Dimapur at Referral Hospital, and there is no ventilator available in Dimapur Civil Hospital, stated the press release.
On Isolation ward, there are only ten beds isolation ward available in Dimapur Civil Hospital, 10 in Referral Hospital and 10 in Military Hospital. Quarantine centre in Chumukedima for around 40 which is not an isolation ward and only one Ambulance is available for the whole district of Dimapur, it stated.
There are 200 numbers old stock of 2007- made kit available and there is no plan for procurement of protective gears. The Doctors and Medical Team are inadequate and facing untold difficulties in combating against the very deadly ongoing pandemic Covid-19 and we’re heading to the road to Apocalypse, added the press release.
Therefore, the IHRC Nagaland Chapter appealed the State Government of Nagaland to do the needful before it is too late for all, said the press release.