Kohima, March 15 (NE): News bulletin from various sources and press releases by NagalandExpress on March 15, 2020 are as follows:
1. Total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in India rises to 107.
Twenty three fresh cases of COVID 19 have been detected in the country taking the total number of positive cases to 107 as on March 15, 2020. Out of the new cases, 17 confirmed cases have been reported from Maharashtra, three from Kerala, two from Telangana and one from Rajasthan. Out of total confirmed cases so far, nine patients were discharged and two persons lost their lives. Special Secretary, Sanjeeva Kumar said that the government has also made the first test and second confirmatory test for Novel Coronavirus free of cost for the Indian citizens.
2. Breast cancer screening camp at Phek
Phek Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted a ‘Breast Cancer Screening Camp’ at Battalion headquarters on March 15, 2020. The screening camp was organised in coordination with Phek District Health Department and Umang Foundation. The aim of the camp was to spread awareness about breast cancer and to provide free medical consultation to check for any likely symptoms. The medical team from Umang Foundation also educated residents about necessary measures to be taken to reduce the risk of breast cancer. 43 women participated in the screening camp.
3. AR assists in averting fire incident
Tuensang Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) on receiving an Information regarding a fire incident at Chenloisho village on March 14, 2020 activated a QRT comprising 22 personnels from Chenloisho COB and assisted in preventing the fire from spreading to adjacent houses. Necessary first aid was also provided to Mr Noklem Konyak whose house was completely razed.
4. Medical camp at Pongitong and Mekukla villages
Wokha Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) conducted a medical camp at Pongitong Village, Wokha on March 14, 2020. The aim of the medical camp was to provide free medical treatment to the local residents devoid of requisite medical facilities. A specially constituted medical team comprising two Medical officers and five paramedical staff of the unit treated 123 patients. Free medicines were provided to the ailing. Apart from the medical assistance, an awareness lecture on COVID-19 was delivered laying emphasis on the necessary precautions to be taken to keep from contacting the virus.
The Battalion also conducted a medical camp at Mekukla village on March 13, 20 wherein 104 patients were examined and treated.