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Nagaland government appeals Nizamuddin congregation attendees to report themselves immediately

Nagaland government appeals Nizamuddin congregation attendees to report themselves immediately

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Apr 2020, 03:56 pm

Guwahati/IBNS : At a time when the nation is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, the Nagaland government has appealed the Nizamuddin congregation attendees to report themselves immediately.

There is no report of any positive case for COVID-19 in the state so far.

Nagaland Home department Principal Secretary Abhijit Sinha said all efforts through various modes are being made to find out all those people from Nagaland who attended the religious congregation at Nizamuddin in New Delhi and have not yet reported or contacted by the state government.

“An appeal is again made to anyone who is presently in Nagaland, and has attended the religious congregation and not yet contacted by our district authorities, to immediately contact the State Level Control Room on COVID-19, the numbers of which are 0370-2291120, 2291122, with full details, for getting examined and screened for COVID-19 by the respective district and medical authorities,” Abhijit Sinha said.

He further said that, till Sunday, 47 samples of suspected cases have been sent for testing and the reports for 45 samples have been received, which are all negative. The results of two samples are awaited.

“The state Health and Family Welfare department has designated 4 hospitals as COVID-19 hospitals namely, Chedema Ayush Hospital, District Hospital Dimapur, TB Hospital Mokokchung and District Hospital Tuensang, with a total bed capacity of 210. Preparations are underway for designating another five hospitals as COVID-19 hospitals, which will increase the bed capacity by another 260. The number of quarantine facilities in the State is right now 43 with 1264 beds,” the top official of the Nagaland government said.

“There was an unfortunate incident concerning a Doctor on duty in Dimapur late night the day before yesterday with the Police, and I would like to inform that the entire matter is being looked into with utmost seriousness. An enquiry is on to find those guilty, and corrective measures have been taken so as to ensure that such unfortunate things do not happen again. Our entire medical fraternity, along with the police and all the frontline workers are unitedly battling the threat of COVID-19, and an appeal is made to everyone to continue the fight with the same dedication and spirit of unity and cooperation, that all of us have been showing, right from the time this threat emerged,” Abhijit Sinha said.

He further said that the availability of essential goods and commodities continue to be comfortable across the state.

A total of 30 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in four North Eastern states so far including 26 cases reported from Assam.

Two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Manipur and one each case in Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

 

(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)