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COVID-19: NCD withdraws objection to burial of dead bodies at Naga cemetery

Dimapur, April 24: The Naga Council Dimapur has withdrawn its objection to burial of any dead bodies due to COVID-19 at the Naga cemetery in Dimapir.
In a press release issued after a coordination meeting with the Dimapur district administration at Hotel Saramati here on Friday, the NCD said the “miscommunication” created by its earlier statement has been resolved.
“While we hope and pray that there would not be even a single death case out of the pandemic, if at all such eventuality arises, the NCD will have no objection for burial at Naga Cemetery although there is very limited space in the present cemetery,” it said.
The release informed that both the NCD and district administration agreed to strictly adhere to the guidelines on dead body management issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI.
The coordination meeting also agreed that the district administration and the medical department will jointly “create awareness in the minds of the people regarding burial and its guidelines”.
It was also agreed that the NCD will fully support and cooperate with the State Government and district administration in the fight against the pandemic.
Today’s coordination meeting was attended by head of special committee, COVID-19 Dimapur, Y Kikheto Sema; DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi; Commissioner of Police Rothihu Tetseo; DMC Administrator Albert Ezung; NCD vice president (Admn) Ghokheto Chophy; NCD vice president (gen) Iliho Angami; NCD general secretary Thsapongkyu Sagtam; NCD joint secretary Rangau and NCD finance secretary & treasurer Chingten Konyak. (Page News Service)