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NPCC alarmed at Dengue spread at Mon district

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 26: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has expressed alarm at the extent and the rate at which Dengue is spreading in Mon District.
In a press release, NPCC also lamented that the Medical Department was caught “so grossly under prepared and under empowered” to tackle the onslaught of the outbreak, thereby jeopardizing the timely dispensation of critical medical interventions, which could well end up being the difference between life and death for untold patients afflicted with the disease.
“This is another clear cut case of utter governance deficit of the current State Government. The Dengue outbreak was also happening in other parts of State and was not unique to Mon alone. Considering the very limited healthcare infrastructure available in Mon district, it was no rocket science to identify the added vulnerability of the district in the event of such an outbreak, and the need to anticipate the worst and take steps to adequately equip the Medical Department before hand”, it said.
Condemning what it alleged was the abject failure of the Government leading to so much avoidable suffering and loss of lives, the NPCC, however, expressed optimism for the way forward paved by the exemplary act of humanitarianism extended by the Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjum (Konyak Baptist Churches Council). “Their generous contribution has now made it possible for the people of Mon to avail a set of much needed medical services free of cost”, it said.
Expressing solidarity with the people of Mon at these difficult and unfortunate times, the NPCC urged the Government of the day to step up efforts to ensure that the relevant Department is armed with the necessary tools to effectively combat the outbreak and prevent the loss of precious lives at least from now on.
(Page News Service)