Kohima, April 15: The Kohima District Administration and District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) have so far provided relief to 14,000 people in Kohima town.
Interacting with a section of media, ADC Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi Rutsa said that the administration and DDMA is providing rice, dal, salt and potatoes for the entire period of lockdown to the genuine daily wage earners, needy people, stranded travelers and students.
“We are also distributing the relief through the colony and ward panchayats so that proper social distancing norms are followed during the distribution. But those who are not being covered within the colonies, they can come and collect the materials from the Local Ground with a certification from the respective colony leaders, she said.
She also said relief is also extended on recommendations from various student and tribal bodies.
She said that rough calculation is made on the basis of the number of persons staying together and essential commodities are provided for the lockdown period.
She also said that since there are inputs that the needy are also unable to buy gas cylinders, the DDMA has decided to provide kerosene to them from today.
Colony restrictions compel family to stay in relief camp
ADC Tongpi also informed that the administration and DDMA have started the relief camp for the stranded people and students at the local ground. At present four persons, including a girl child who suffered electrocution are staying in the relief camp, she said.
She said that initially it was decided that the official relief camp would be at IG Stadium to house people but as of now not many have come to stay in the relief camp. She asserted that more places have been identified to accommodate more people, if need be, she said.
The four from the same family staying in the relief camp are from Kiphire but they had been in Dimapur since January for treatment and then got shifted to Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK). Once NHAK was converted to designated COVID-19 hospital, they were shifted to Oking Hospital, where they completed the treatment.
On being discharged from hospital they were unable to return to Kiphire due to the lockdown and even as they have relatives in Kohima but due to restrictions imposed by the colonies not to entertain any new comers, specially from hospitals, the family was compelled to stay in relief camp, the ADC added said. (Page News Service)