Dimapur, May 15: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio along with Deputy Chief Minister Y. Patton visited COVID-19 Hospital Zunheboto on May 15. They were accompanied by Minister Health and Family Welfare, S Panynyu Phom, Minister Agriculture, G Kaito Aye, Advisor School Education, K T Sukhalu and Advisor, Tourism, Art and Culture, Khehovi Yepto. Chief Minister inspected the various arrangements made at the hospital like the isolation wards and the newly set up ICU facility.
A meeting was then held at the Deputy Commissioner’s residence with various officers and NGOs representing Sumi Hoho, Sumi Kukami Hoho, Sumi Totimi Hoho among others and church leaders as well.
The Chief Minister expressed his gratitude to God for keeping Nagaland safe and said that God truly does love us. We are a testament of his grace and protection. Even developed countries like the United States And European countries who are much more developed than us are suffering at the hands of this pandemic. People are not just dying but it is affecting our economies and other critical aspects as well. He appreciated everyone for coming forward and working together, especially civil societies, Administration, Police, Medical department and even the opposition. By the grace of God he said, we are a little more prepared today then we were yesterday.
On the lockdown and the difficulties faced by people in procuring essential items he asked that we look to our ancestors and that we have to learn how to be self sufficient. Everyone must work towards being self reliant.
Deputy CM Y. Patton who also spoke in the meeting appreciated and thanked civil societies for their full cooperation and support and remarked that is by God’s grace that we are safe. (Page News Service)