Chief Secretary Nagaland appeals for cooperation

Kohima, April 14 (NE): The Chief Secretary of Nagaland, Shri Temjen Toy appealed to all concerned to constructively participate in the fight against the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic that has taken the world by storm and has reached every nook and corner of the planet including Nagaland.

The Chief Secretary stated that Government of Nagaland is sparing no efforts in tackling the pandemic, but since it is a completely new disease, like the rest of the world we are struggling and learning on how to fight the spread and control the disease only now. He said that everyone is learning from one another through the experiences of countries and states that are continuously fighting the pandemic.

Toy admitted that there are bound to be shortcomings and mistakes on the part of the government and other stakeholders but assured that we are learning each day – learning from others through both their bad and good practices. He said that the present crisis has made us realise the inadequacy of our health delivery system and that the government is trying its best to upgrade it in the fastest way possible.

Toy also announced that Chief Secretary’s War Room on Covid-19 has been set up in his office today where integrated information system would be managed, analysed and decisions taken on prevention and management of Covid-19 in the state. He therefore appealed to all concerned to send their suggestions through email to saying any constructive criticism and suggestion is welcome.

The Chief Secretary also disclosed that a meeting chaired by the Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio was held today with ministers and advisors where inadequacies in the districts were discussed and directions for action to be taken were identified.

Saying that the war on the present pandemic is a fight of the people, Toy emphasised that we cannot leave out or exclude the civil societies. He said that their cooperation and participation is very much needed and therefore he had given directions to all the Deputy Commissioners to include two (2) representatives from the concerned tribal hoho(s) in the District Task Force set up to combat the pandemic.

The Chief Secretary reiterated that the war on Covid-19 is everyone’s concern and appealed to all stakeholders to constructively participate in the fight against this invisible but dreaded corona virus.