Nagaland Health minister reviews Longleng district COVID-19 preparedness

Guwahati, May 1: Nagaland Longleng district COVID-19 preparedness review. Nagaland Health & Family Welfare Minister S. Pangnyu Phom accompanied by Imnatiba, Advisor Industries & Commerce and B.S. Nganlang MLA visited Longleng and inspected COVID-19 hospital, Quarantine site at Phom Lempong School, Makeshift Hospital at Government Higher Secondary School and held a review meeting with the government officers and NGOs leaders of Longleng district at DC office complex.

  1. Pangnyu Phom thanked the frontline workers such as the Health Department, the district administration, Police, media, Churches, NGOs and civil societies for joining hands and working together to combat with COVID-19 and appealed for more cooperation and support in the future too.

He exclusively appealed to the doctors, nurses, and health workers to be mentally prepared and be practical in their assignment.

Acknowledging lack of facilities in all the hospitals across the state to combat COVID-19 Pangnyu pointed out that COVID-19 pandemic is a wakeup call for the department and health care workers to be well prepared and equipped with advanced health care facilities to combat with such pandemic in the future and asserted that working on COVID-19 is like battling with invisible enemies.

He therefore further appealed to the people to be more cautious and take precautionary measures after the lockdown is lifted.

Pangnyu also informed that the central government has approved the up-gradation of the present district hospital Longleng with CHC status to full-fledged district hospital.

He also assured that the problems of the hospital would be taken into consideration after meeting in Kohima. Citing that the motto of the Government was how to save the lives of everyone in Nagaland he called upon the people to maintain peaceful law and order in the district.

Imnatiba, Advisor Industries & Commerce, B.S. Nganlang MLA, M. ShayungPhom DC Longleng, CMO Longleng, Medical Superintendent District hospital Longleng, the president Phom Peoples’ Council and Phom Students’ Conference also spoke at the meeting. The review meeting was chaired by PichanoKikon EAC Headquarter Longleng with additional charge of Yachem.

Later the team departed to Tamlu and visited the hospital and Quarantine center at GHS Tamlu. Later the entourage of the medical minister held a meeting with district administration, doctors, nurses, NGOs and civil societies at Tamlu.

In Longleng the visiting team donated Rs. 200,000 towards COVID-19 (S. Pangnyu and B.S. Nganlang Rs.1 lakh, Imnatiba Rs. 50,000, Dr.Longai & Anungla Rs. 50,000) towards the Longleng District Task Force. Meanwhile in Tamlu the team donated Rs. 1,80,000 towards the Tamlu Sub-divisional Task Force (S. PangnyuRs. 60,000, ImnatibaRs. 20,000, B.S. NganlangRs. 50,000 and Dr.Longai&Mrs.AnunglaRs. 50,000).