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Tuensang COVID-19 case: NPCC flays Govt’s criminal negligence

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Demands Governor to dismiss ‘incompetent’ Govt
Dimapur, May 27: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) hit out at the PDA Government for its “sheer criminal negligence” in handling of the COVID-19 situation in the State, and has demanded the Governor of Nagaland to step in and dismiss the “incompetent and callous government.”
In a press release, the NPCC communication department said the increase of COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland is not surprising as most of the recent returnees were from Chennai, which is one of the major COVID-19 hotspots in the country. However, it said the sheer criminal negligence of the State Government has once again been exposed when 169 returnees were sent back to Tuensang after just 3 days of institutional quarantine at Kohima, wherein the Government violated its own 14 days institutional quarantine rule.
“Shockingly, one returnee who was among 169 passengers packed off from Kohima without waiting for test results was declared positive only after reaching Tuensang,” it said.
Accusing the Government of displaying extreme callousness in handling returnees from other districts by fudging quarantine rules according to its convenience, the NPCC alleged that the State Government has totally abdicated its responsibility to the people of Nagaland.
“Its eagerness to be held hostage by the diktats of some civil society organizations and local bodies has sliced opened the wounds of discrimination and imbalanced share of development that is visible all over the state.”
“It is a great misfortune for Nagaland that we are witnessing the state government in a state of total panic after repeatedly assuring us that they are well prepared during the initials days of lockdown. The rot in the government runs deep and this will only aggravate the lives of the citizens during this pandemic. By its actions, the govt seems more concerned about saving its political face rather than save the people of Nagaland,” it alleged.
Stating that the present Government has failed on all fronts, the State Congress party demanded that the Governor step in to salvage the situation by dismissing the “incompetent and callous government that is only interested in clinging on to power at whatever cost.”
“It’s continuation in office will only prolong the miseries suffered by the people that is becoming unbearable with each passing day,” it added. (Page News Service)