Dimapur, May 26: The Eastern Nagaland College Students Union (ENCSU) has demanded the State Government to immediately set up the necessary equipments at the COVID-19 hospital across Eastern Nagaland.
The ENCSU acknowledged the fact and evidence available in its disposal of poor facilities in Eastern areas and said the people of Eastern Nagaland are preparing on the best to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic crises.
Stating that the percentage of returnees from outside Nagaland are mostly from Eastern Nagaland, except from Dimapur, the ENCSU appealed to the state Government to look into the matter before the situation escalate from bad to worse.
Stating that it believes whatsoever the government has developed in any part of the state is for all irrespective of geographical, the ENCSU urged the Government to ensure that the returnees of Eastern District is sent back only after proper screening and necessary test is conducted.
The Union said it was of the opinion that the capital city and commercial hub of Nagaland was for all, but with the response of some section of societies in this pandemic has exposed the mentality of Nagaland.
“Despite huge number of returnees from Eastern Nagaland, we do not have enough space to accommodate all the returnees like in Dimapur and Kohima, where all major development are ebing focused in this two districts by the Government,” it said adding Eastern areas have very few number of hotels or any institution and government infrastructure to be occupied for quarantine centre compared to Dimapur and Kohima.
However, it said the District Administration in coordination with all the stakeholders from Eastern Nagaland are doing exceptionally to ensure that all returnees are received to the best.
Accordingly, if the state Government can provide enough facilities and at least one single testing labs to Eastern District hospital then the Eastern returnees are will not bother any organization or residents of Kohima and Dimapur in any manner, the Union stated.
Meanwhile, the ENCSU appealed to the state Government not to rely on Assam for COVID-19 test from Eastern Districts and anticipated equal treatment from the elected Government.
It also requested the Government to visit the bordering areas in Eastern Nagaland, and note how the people of bordering areas are struggling to fight against the COVID-19. (Page News Service)