Dimapur, April 2: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has stated that there was nothing wrong in Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio appeal for donations to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. It maintained that whatever may be the reason, money should not be an obstacle to protect the people from the current pandemic.
“We must fight together. It is not a personal fight. It is for protection of all. It is heartening to note that civil societies & individuals are coming forward to join this endeavour,” said NPCC president K Therie in a release.
The NPCC appealed to the Council of Ministers, MLAs and MPs to donate one year’s LADF and to bureaucrats, Heads of Departments, contractors, officers, businessmen and tax collectors or whoever had benefited from the Government and public during the last 17 years, to come forward in this time of need.
“I am sure when Hon’ble Chief Minister appealed for donation, he meant to all who have benefited under his Government. The budget belongs to them as it no longer percolates down to the Districts and Divisions,” he stated.
“For the rest of us, we will contribute and donate whatever is possible to stranded subjects and fight back COVID-19 socially. We can contribute rice, Naga dal, vegetables, humanitarian services and obedience to orders and I am happy to note that the general public is cooperating. We must all continue to do so.”
Stating that all are concerned for the safety of the family members of healthcare workers at this juncture, the NPCC said the health workers must be well protected at all costs with the latest equipment first, then only with their courage and confidence, others can be protected. “We cannot be over confident with the latest PPE alone and therefore, testing kits should be used for every patient in question,” it said, adding there is some relief in knowing that the first and second consignments of medical supplies have already reached the State.
(Page News Service)