Role of Red Cross critical, says Governor

Role of Red Cross critical, says Governor
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Kohima, March 29: Nagaland Governor, R N Ravi has said that members of Red Cross Society should be encouraged to spread public awareness related to COVID-19.
In a letter to Deputy Commissioners, who are also ex-officio chairman, District Red Cross Committee, the Governor said a proto-type COVID-19 awareness note containing essential elements is being sent to the district administrations by general secretary , Red Cross Society, State Branch, which can be modified, if required, according to local conditions and disseminated.
“We should identify the Red Cross Society members in the age group between 20 to 50 years in your district who would be willing to serve as volunteers in aid of the District Administration as and when required,” Ravi said. He said it would be useful to keep among them the list of such volunteers who are or had been health professionals, adding as a deputy commissioner of the district, the volunteers will be an additional resource of considerable assistance in time of need.
The Governor said the country is passing through the most extra-ordinary trying times due to COVID-19 and that country wide lockdown for 21 days is an unavoidable preventive step. “We have to meet this unprecedented challenge by pooling all our resources – Government and non-Government. At this critical time, the role of Nagaland Red Cross Society becomes very important,” he said.
(Page News Service)