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Dimapur, April 6: Nagaland continues to remain COVID-19 free with 47 of the 60 suspected samples sent till Monday evening returning negative while results of 13 samples are awaited.
State Government spokesman, Neiba Kronu assured the people of Nagaland that the Department of Health & Family Welfare is continuously strengthening and improving the medical infrastructure across the State of Nagaland. As on date, he said the number of isolation beds including the beds in the designated COVID-19 hospitals has increased to 489.
The total number of Personal Protection Equipments or PPEs for the entire state is now over 23,000, and N95 masks already acquired till now stands at 44,051 and they are being distributed to the districts.
With more consignments likely to reach the State in the coming weeks, the number of medical equipment and accessories will see a further increase. Further the Department has till now acquired a total of 70 ventilators for taking care of COVID-19 patients and the target is to increase this quantity to over 300, he informed.
Kronu also appealed to the medical fraternity in the State to keep their morale high and continue their fight against COVID-19 despite the unfortunate police assault on a doctor on Friday night.
“I may also like to mention that the Government is seized with the very unfortunate matter concerning a Doctor on duty in Dimapur with the police personnel three days back. The enquiry is going on and I assure of a suitable and just action in the entire matter. I appeal to the entire medical fraternity of the State to consider the incident as a rare aberration, and not to let their morale down, and continue with the same zeal and motivation in their fight against COVID-19,” he appealed.
With regard the nCOVID-19 Nagaland App, he said till now a total of 5,040 persons have signed up and 3570 persons have self declared their details whereas the details of 1470 are incomplete. He appealed all those who have entered the State after 6th March, 2020 to self register in the App with their full details. ‘
On the religious gathering at Nizamuddin, New Delhi, he said while continued efforts are being made to identify any one who may have attended the religious congregation and not yet reported; he appealed to anyone who is in Nagaland presently and has attended the religious gathering, and not contacted the authorities to do so immediately by contacting the State Level Control Room on COVID-19 (0370 2291120, 2291122).
Kronu further appealed to all citizens of the State to stay home and stay safe. (Page News Service)