Dimapur, May 1: Out of a total of 664 suspected COVID-19 samples sent for testing from Nagaland so far, 650 have tested negative and the results of 14 samples are awaited.
This information was given by Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha IAS in his daily report on COVID-19 status of the State.
Sinha informed that on Friday, a total of 1776 persons were screened for COVID-19 across the State.
A total of 29 persons are presently under facility quarantine in Nagaland.
Health Minister, S. Pangnyu Phom today inaugurated the TrueNat Machine for preliminary screening of samples at District Hospital, Mokokchung. The TrueNat Machines have been received from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI for the districts of Mokokchung and Mon. The Minister also visited the COVID Hospital at Mokokchung.
‘Rs 5.48 cr disbursed to stranded Nagas’
Sinha informed that till now, the number of people of Nagaland stranded, or in distress outside the State, due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown who have been given cash assistance has risen to 13,962, comprising of 10,298 working people, 3,510 students and 154 patients. The total amount disbursed is Rs 5.48 crores.
(Page News Service)