‘Church has been backbone in fight against COVID-19 in Nagaland’

Nagaland News

Dimapur, November 12: The role of the Church in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland was acknowledged today in a joint meeting of the Kohima District Task Force & DTF on COVID-19 Vaccination with apex body/organization of faith based organization under Kohima District on Friday.

In the meeting, Minister for PWD (Housing & Mechanical) and in-charge of Kohima Fistrict on COVID-19, Tongpang Ozukum; Advisor for Urban Development and Municipal Affairs, Dr Neikiesalie Nicky Kire and Advisor for Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha stated that the Church has been the backbone in the fight throughout the Covid pandemic till date, while acknowledging the Churches support and cooperation throughout the pandemic and seeking continues support.
According to a DIPR report, the legislators also requested all the faith based organizations to disseminate information in their respective platforms and to educate the people on the importance of vaccination and to get vaccinated, which they said is the only option to be safe in this fight.
Speaking on the importance of Covid vaccination, the legislators pointed out how the Covid pandemic has affected not only the economy but normal lives and many precious lives had been lost in the 1st and 2nd waves. The Government, administration, medical fraternity and all other stakeholders have been tirelessly putting all efforts for the security and welfare of the public however without the cooperation and positive response from the general public, the target of 100% vaccination would not be achieved.
Kohima being the capital of the State, the legislators felt that the citizen should show more responsibility and be more educated in this regard so that the rest districts would follow suit and would stay safe together.
CMO Kohima, Dr Vezokholu Theyo gave a PowerPoint presentation on the status of Kohima District Covid-19 where she informed that “Har Ghar Dastak campaign” (knocking on every door) was initiated on November 8 and will continue till November 30. She said that the campaign was initiated to accelerate the coverage of COVID vaccination and to identifying the beneficiaries who have not yet taken the 1st dose and beneficiaries overdue for 2nd dose and further sought supports from all the stakeholders for the campaign.

MS NHAK, Dr Sendimeren Aonok spoke on the effectiveness of the Covid vaccine, where he informed that out of 76 total deaths in NHAK in the 2nd wave, only one was fully vaccinated. (Page News Service)