Dimapur, June 5: Nagaland State spokespersons for COVID 19 activities and also members of High Power Committee, Minister Neiba Kronu and Advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon, held a meeting with Team Dimapur and reviewed the present situation and the preparedness for the reception of the returnees.
Neiba Kronu acknowledged the contribution of Team Dimapur mentioning that Dimapur has been shouldering maximum burden by taking care of more than 70% returnees.
Minister PHED, Jacob Zhimomi, who is in-charge of Dimapur district emphasized on the urgent need of more medical personnel at Dimapur and suggested for requisitioning doctors from less burdened districts. He also reiterated his stand on the state cabinet decision on 1st June for converting Tourist lodge Dimapur as Covid hospital in view of the shortage of hospital facilities.
Advisor Mmhonlumo Kikon appreciated the hard work being carried out by District Task Force Dimapur and conveyed appreciation to the Chief Minister and all the civil societies and churches for supporting the efforts.
Echoing on the same note, Advisor Zhaleo Rio felt that the High Power Committee ought to have serious thought for providing facilities for health workers by understanding the magnitude of the Dimapur situation.
Secretary H& FW, Kesonyu Yhome informed that as far as human resources are concerned, Dimapur would be accorded priority as per the urgency of the situation. Yhome also said that CISHR would assist the Government for tackling COVID cases and for which they would be meeting with them at Referral hospital later after the meeting with Team Dimapur.
DC Dimapur Anoop Kinchi IAS , APC and incharge Dimapur district for COVID-19 activities Y.Khiketo apprised the meeting on the practical problems faced by the district and also on the action plan taken for the frontline workers specially sanitisation workers and drivers.
Commissioner of Police Dimapur, Rothihu Tetseo IPS, informed that police are still maintaining border sealing inspite of MHA order for allowing inter-state movement. In this regard he sought advice/ direction from the Government.
CMO and MS Dimapur also highlighted on the difficulties faced due to shortage of medical staff. The meeting was also attended by Advisor Tovihoto, MLA Azheto, Secretary Food and Civil Supply Honje Konyak and Doctors from medical department. (Page News Service)