Nagaland

Nodal Officer Kikheto Sema urges all to give due respect and honour to departed souls

Nodal officer for Covid activities Dimapur, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS urged all the citizens to give due respect and honour to the departed souls, irrespective of status

Dimapur, May 20 (NEx): Nodal officer for Covid activities Dimapur, Y. Kikheto Sema, IAS urged all the citizens to give due respect and honour to the departed souls, irrespective of status and appealed the village authorities not to restrict the dead body from entering the respective villages/colonies.

He said this in a press conference held on May 19th, 2021 at the DC’s conference hall, Dimapur, and also stated that a sealed disinfected coffin was totally safe for burial/cremation as per SOP given by Medical Department for disposal of Covid-19 dead bodies.

Regretting about reports where some village authority/colonies were restricting entry of Covid dead bodies even for performing the last rites, Sema said that such misconceptions and mindset should be cleared and appealed the village authorities not to restrict the dead body from entering the respective villages/colonies.

He also informed that presently, 296 beds are operational with 40 ICU facilities, 192 oxygen beds, 25 non oxygen beds and 10 make shift beds with the cooperation extended by the Private Hospitals who came forward on the request of the Government. He also informed that the facility was expected to increase to 335 by the week.

Sema on behalf of the State government thanked the media fraternity and lauded them for rendering their services dubbing them as one of the most important frontline workers in the fight against Covid.

Deputy Commissioner Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan IAS while briefing about Covid 19 management in Dimapur said that restrictions at the entry points were in place. He said that negative RT-PCR report of the travellers are being checked and those without the report are tested at the entry points.

Commissioner of Police, Dimapur Rothihu Tetseo, IPS, said that Dimapur District Task Force was working well and law and order situation at Dimapur was under control. With regard to enforcement, Tetseo informed that around 6,500 violators have been penalised this year. He urged everyone to restrain themselves and work with a positive attitude despite the pandemic.