Peren, June 04 (NE): TrueNat machine installation and inauguration program was held on June 04, 2020 at Customary Court, ADC Office Jalukie with Hon’ble MLA and Leader of Opposition, T.R. Zeliang as the Special Guest. The inaugural program was to be held at CHC Jalukie but since one COVID-19 positive patient was admitted to the Peren district designated COVID hospital, CHC Jalukie, the area has been declared as containment area, hence the inaugural program was held at ADC Office Jalukie.
The Truenat equipment was purchased and donated to Peren District designated COVID Hospital, CHC Jalukie by LOP T.R. Zeliang while it’s cartridges were donated by ZOAN Officials to accelerate COVID-19 detection in the district.
Addressing the gathering, T.R. Zeliang congratulated the District Task Force Peren headed by DC Peren, Medical Staff, JAC members, Police Personnel and Public Leaders for their immense contribution as well as working selflessly for the district in times of COVID pandemic.
He also extended his gratitude to Molbio Company, Goa and also the Distributor Atlantis Healthcare for quick delivery of the machine as well as to the Zeliang Officer’s Association, Nagaland for reaching out to help with the consumable/test cartridges.
Zeliang also cautioned the people of peren not to panic but rather take adequate precautionary measures as advised by the Health Department. He also stressed on the brief account of how the TrueNat machine was purchased and further mentioned that 5 samples can be tested at a time. Since there is no cure yet, the important thing is to test and be able to segregate the positive persons from the negative, only then we can effectively fight against the virus, Zeliang added.
He asserted that TrueNat machine is now the property of the hospital, therefore, he asked the medical staff to optimally utilise it for maximum benefit of the district. Zeliang also stated that apart from the COVID test, many other ailments can also be detected through this test but different cartridges has to be used.
In his speech, he also called upon the leaders irrespective of political parties and organisations to extend cooperation to the District Administration in the fight against the pandemic.
DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier while extending words of gratitude said, due to certain emerging situation in the district, the inaugural program couldn’t be conducted at CHC Jalukie. On behalf of Peren District Administration, he thanked the Leader of Opposition for rendering his selfless support to the District Administration.
JAC Convenor, Dr. Tumda Newme also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to LoP, T.R. Zeliang for his generosity in donating TrueNat machine to CHC Jalukie and his wisdom in responding to the urgent need of Peren District in particular.
Earlier, the inaugural function was presided by Officiating CMO Peren, Dr. Supongmenla Walling, while short speech on behalf of Zeliang Officer’s Association Nagaland Peren unit was delivered by District Evaluation Officer Peren, Erangnimbe Thou and vote of thanks was proposed by ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang.
(With inputs from DPRO Peren)