Paiwang Konyak inspects the District Hospital in Mon Town

(Minister Paiwang Konyak along with other officials at District Hospital, Mon Town)

Kohima, April 16 (NE): Hon’ble Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation, Railways & Land Resources and Minister-in-charge of Mon District for Covid-19 response, Shri. P. Paiwang Konyak inspected the District Hospital in Mon Town, today, April 16, 2020.

The Minister reviewed the preparations and also donated two lakhs rupees to the Medical Department to buy PPEs to fight against the pandemic. He also expressed his concern for the Doctors and Nurses who are the Frontliners in combating against Covid-19.

(Minister Paiwang Konyak along with other officials checking the PPEs at District Hospital, Mon)

The Medical Department handed over a list of requirements in the District Hospital and the Minister assured to speak to higher authority and provide those equipments on time. He also visited the Isolation Ward prepared for Covid-19 Patients, and was pleased to see the dedications and commitment of Doctors and Nurses in combating against Covid-19 with very limited resources.

Yesterday, April 15, 2020, the Minister also convened a consultative meeting to discuss the second phase of the Lock Down with the District Administration, Police, NGOs and Civil Societies at the Conference Hall of the office of Deputy Commissioner, Mon. The Minister reiterated the need for good coordination between the District Administration, Police, NGOs and Civil Societies in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 in Mon district.

Importance was stressed on the sealing of inter-state/district and international borders in an all-out effort to tighten border vigilance. The Civil Societies suggested that the School Education Department should come up with an innovative arrangement to conduct home schooling and online classes for Government School students to which the Minister gave assurance that the matter would be taken up at higher level.

For those students/individuals stranded in cities and other towns, it was decided that for now they will be asked to stay wherever they are and assistance would be provided to address their grievances.

The Minister made an appeal to the NGOs and Civil Societies to identify genuine needy families who were worst struck due to the lock down so that required assistance can be given to them.The Minister also had a separate interaction with doctors to understand issues faced by them.