Nagaland

DENSU urges to provide best safety equipments for frontline workers

Kohima, April 18 (NE): The Dimapur Eastern Nagaland Students’ Union (DENSU) expressed displeasure about the COVID-19 positive case in Nagaland and entreat the state government to expedite the installation of equipments for testing laboratories in the state to enable speedy testing results.

A press release issued today, April 18, 2020, the DENSU asked the concern authority to provide the best safety equipments for the frontline workers including doctors, nurses and other medical assistants and NGOs dealing with COVID-19 cases, also to the police personnel deployed on duty.

Further, the union While appreciating great deal of effort by the state government as well as the district administration to contain the pandemic COVID-19, acquaints the district administration the difficulties and hardships faced by the public more specifically, daily wage earners, private employees and students residing in rental accommodations; The availability of essential commodities both perishable and non-perishable is at scarce in the market and the prices of the same have gone high. Wholesalers’ shops in the town area, localities, etc. have turned to retailer shops due to shortage of supplies. Price of face masks costs Rs 30-50 for transparent and single layer material (temporary use). The Union mentioned that during this crucial time of nation lockdown, where many people could barely procure food, buying face mask for Rs 30-50 would be very difficult and that to wear face mask is mandatory by the administration, it added.

The Union further apprised the state government that providing 3-5 kilos of rice once in total 40 days of lockdown to the daily wage earner, stranded students, etc. is inadequate and despite individuals and societies extending a helping hand in providing rations to the needy, keeping in mind the prolonged nation lockdown, would be deficient.

DENSU also urged the administration to provide hand sanitizer and face mask to the poor and needy people free of cost and also to ruminate and look into the matters mentioned above.