Dimapur doing well so far; CM Rio

Kohima, April 28 (NE): The Chief Minister, Shri Neiphiu Rio visited Dimapur District Hospital and inspected the hospital wards, newly installed 500kVA transformer & 125kVA generator, today, April 28, 2020.

Ten ambulances dedicated:

(Ambulances dedication programme at Dimapur district Covid-19 hospital)

Ten (10) numbers of ambulances which was bought, funded by Nagaland State Government was dedicated by District Hospital Dimapur Chaplain, Y.Thong who offered the dedicatory prayer in the presence of Chief Minister Nagaland Neiphiu Rio at the Dimapur district hospital premises on April 28, 2020. The ambulances would be despatched to various districts to cater to the health care centers where there are no ambulances.

Minister Health & Family Welfare Pangnyu Phom, host of Ministers and Advisors, Chief Secretary Nagaland Temjen Toy, Secretary H&FW, Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, Commissioner Police Dimapur, Special Committee members Dimapur, CMO and MS Dimapur, doctors and officials from medical department and other Government officials were present during the dedicatory programme.

Chief Minister meets Dimapur administration on Covid-19:

(CM Neiphiu Rio addressing the meeting at the conference hall, CP, Dimapur | Photo: DIPR)

CM Rio addresses a meeting with Dimapur District Administration, Police, and Medical department in the presence of Minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom and other officials including the Chief Secretary Nagaland and Secretary H&FW in the conference hall of Commissioner Police Dimapur.

Rio remarked that Dimapur is doing well so far and encouraged them to continue to work not only for Dimapur but for the whole State. He acknowledged and expressed his appreciation to the citizens of Dimapur, the District Administration, Police, Medical, Members of the special committee, NGOs, Churches, various departments and all the people involved for working so hard thus far in containing COVID-19, a report from DIPR said.

Rio also lauded the Ministers and Advisors for their support and cooperation in the fight against Corona virus and expected that they would continue to play their role. He expressed special appreciation to the Minister H& FW, Pangnyu Phom for his full involvement working day and night, visiting several districts and bringing out orders for containing the pandemic.

The first lockdown was successful and the second lockdown is due to expire on May 3rd with partial relaxation particularly in the Green zone and therefore, we need to educate the public and follow the guidelines of social distancing, Rio maintained.

Further, while mentioning that besides COVID, monsoon was also fast approaching and felt that roads and other works needs to be activated. Rio also said that agricultural activities has to continue including lifting of machineries, sowing, harvesting as per directive from the Central Government. While reminding that 70% of Naga population comprises of farmers Rio said” When farmers do not sow there will be no harvest.”

Rio also expressed gratefulness and satisfaction with the mark improvement of Dimapur Covid-19 hospital as compared to the status during his last visit on April 03, 2020.

Chief Secretary Nagaland, Temjen Toy observed that isolation beds needs to be increased stating that more people would be admitted in the isolation wards than COVID hospital. He explained that COVID suspects would first be kept in the isolation wards and only after the patient test positive for COVID-19 will be taken in the COVID hospital.

Further, he acknowledged the performance and arrangements of Dimapur district in containing the virus so far and said that support of NGOs and civil societies was needed at all fronts. Toy, however reminded the district administration that under no circumstances can they substitute the Government.

DC Dimapur, Anoop Kinchi IAS, CP Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo IPS and Special Committee Convenor also APC and Commissioner Secretary Agriculture, Kikheto IAS, also apprised the Chief Minister and his entourage about the preventive measure enforced in Dimapur city for containing the pandemic.