Nagaland's Noklak district remains untouched by Coronavirus: CM Neiphiu Rio

CM Neiphiu Rio said the government is undertaking aggressive vaccination drive and strengthening the primary health centres to prevent Covid-19 spread in rural Nagaland.


Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio (PHOTO: NNN)

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that his government's priority is to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the rural areas of Nagaland and for which the government is undertaking aggressive vaccination drive and strengthening the primary health centres in the districts. He informed that Noklak was the only safe district where the virus has not penetrated yet.

Speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of his visit to IHM on Tuesday, Rio also said that the government is trying its best for strengthening the healthcare facilities in the state, particularly Dimapur.

Dimapur accounts for more than 60 per cent Covid-19 cases with serious cases and some in ICU and ventilators for more than a month. He stated that the government was trying its best to take care of positive people living below poverty line and not putting additional burden on the common man by taking austerity measures.

Further, Rio announced that CISHR was chosen for construction of 176 bedded hospital with all required necessary infrastructures because of its reputation, expertise, manpower and minimal treatment cost.

"CISHR has all the required facilities so when we have another Hospital adjacent to that the working system becomes easy," Rio said.

It was also agreed that profits realised would be invested in Nagaland, Rio said and expressed happiness while commenting that CISHR is doing very well.

First Published:May 26, 2021, 10:43 a.m.

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