Dimapur, April 29: Out of a total of 644 suspected COVID-19 samples sent for testing from Nagaland till date, 631 samples have tested negative, while results of 13 samples are awaited.
Giving this information, Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha IAS said a total of 1575 persons were screened on Wednesday. A total of 37 persons are still under facility quarantine in the State.
Sinha informed that as per Health Department’s order, KOHIMAS and Gynae Institute of Virility and Fertility have been identified for treatment of non-COVID patients referred from COVID Hospital NHAK for hospitalization and will be empanelled under AB-PMJAY to provide benefits as per guidelines to the beneficiaries. These hospitals are apart from Oking Hospital, K.P Bethesda Hospital, Putounuo Nursing Home, Bethel Medical Center which have already been empanelled under AB-PMJAY.
In Dimapur so far, CIHSR, Eden Medical Centre, Zion Hospital & Research Center, Nikos Hospital & Research Center and Nagaland Multispeciality Health & Research Centre, in Mokokchung, Lenjem Hospital, in Tuensang Polyclinic, have been empanelled and in Longleng arrangements have been made in Nyenching Government High School for delivering health care by the Department. In the rest of the Districts where private hospitals are existing empanelment is under process.
On assistance in the form of cash grant to any person from Nagaland stranded, or in distress outside the State, due to the Nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, he informed that a total of 6836 applicants have been provided assistance by transferring the amounts to their bank accounts.
(Page News service)