By Imna Longchar
Dimapur (Nagaland), June 30: “At this time of hardship and struggle in human race due to COVID-19 pandemic, I am happy to see many NGOs, Churches and individuals coming forward to assist, help the State government and the department in particular through various means,” said Nagaland’s Health & Family Welfare minister, S. Pangnyu Phom, on Wednesday.
He said this after inaugurating the 50 bedded Covid Ward at District Hospital Dimapur (DHD).
Acknowledging the kind gestures and contributions from all corners to fight against the pandemic ,Pangnyu said he was overwhelmed to see the work of the Round Table India (RTI) ushering a commendable job under the mission “one more breathe” initiated by the Indian Red Cross Society Dimapur District, by providing adequate and required medical equipment’s in bulk.
He appreciated and hailed the two organizations for their valuable work towards uplifting health sector and also for shouldering though times together.
“You have shown a good example and have walked an extra mile towards humanity which will be imprinted in history we are facing today, Pangnyu said at the same time added “as we are here with COVID-19,battling and countering with all efforts and powers we have, we still have to go on fighting and shielding for safety of our people. The assistance we receive today will tremendously help the needy people in larger scale, comfortably and resourcefully.”
He also said that the environment and the world we live in has become different for which one needs to cope with it by way of self-disciplining, following laid down SOPs at first hand.
The health minister further urged the authorities to make use of the equipment’s as their own property, maintaining and keeping it clean and hygienic.
It may be mentioned that the Covid ward is an initiative of 41s India in association with Round Table India Trust and Indian Red Cross Society, Dimapur District Branch.
Dimapur Red Cross coordinated the delivery of the materials and installing the 50 beds and oxygen concentrators etc worth Rs.70 lakhs and installed everything for operational readiness.
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