Kohima, April 21 (NEx): The Governor of Nagaland R.N. Ravi held a sensitization-cum-consultation meeting with various political party leaders of the State today, April 21st, 2021 at Dr. Imkongliba Hall, Raj Bhavan, in view of the severity of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.
The Department of Health & Family Welfare briefed the political leaders on the status of COVID-19 and also preparedness of the State Government, a press release from PRO Raj Bhavan informed.
Governor Ravi urged the leaders to shed their political differences in the fight against the pandemic to save the people and their livelihood because both are at high risk today, and learning from the past experience, he reiterated the message of the Prime Minister that lockdown should be the last option.
He emphasized the need on prevention to be the top most priority for all of us, with due regard to the severity of the 2nd wave of the pandemic, a large number of people suffering from co-morbidities like heart problems, diabetics and hypertension and the status of the medical infrastructure in the State.
Ravi also expressed concern with high vaccine hesitancy in the State due to false rumours going around and urged the leaders to play their role as leaders in encouraging people to shed vaccine.
In this long fight against the pandemic, the Governor reminded the leaders that the frontline workers have been under severe stress for the last over one year. They are facing the brunt of the situation. Hence it is our collective responsibility to do everything possible to boost their morale, he added.
During the discussion, political leaders gave several valuable practical suggestions and the Governor thanked them for their non-partisan positive approach and their constructive suggestions and hoped that the Government would take due note of them.
Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, Deputy Chief Minister Y.Patton, Minister of Health & Family Welfare S. Pangnyu Phom, Leader of Opposition T.R. Zeliang, MP (Lok Sabha) Tokheho Yepthomi, President, Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu and others participated in the meeting.