50 villages in eastern Nagaland to get Covid-19 relief material
Dimapur, June 4 (EMN): The Ministry of Development of North-East Region (DoNER) on Friday updated that it had received Covid relief material from voluntary NGOs Sewa International and UC Berkeley to be distributed to 50 remote villages of four backward districts of eastern Nagaland.
‘The Covid relief container has 10,710 family health and hygiene kit, 10 oxygen concentrators, 3 portable health devices for 3 district hospitals, oxymeters, medicine kit and 3 telephonic medical consultation devices,’ the update stated.
‘Apart from this 50 health care kit for village headman contain oximeter, glucose meter, thermometer, reusable PPE kit, face shield, gloves, mask, sanitiser, medicine etc.,’ it informed, adding that the package will be sent to the designated places by Jyoti Kalash, Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Resident Commissioner of Nagaland.
DoNER minister Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that “Indian diaspora from 25 countries is pooling together the relief material for the entire country in coordination with Sewa International and UC Berkeley, USA”.
He added that he is in regular touch with chief ministers of all the eight north-eastern states about the Covid situation including Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio. He went on to say that during the first wave, Nagaland was almost free of corona, but in the 2nd wave the State along with other north-eastern states got affected in a severe manner.
Speaking on the occasion, ShyamParande, Secretary Sewa International, said that the Indian diaspora from 25 countries has come out in a big way to help their fellow brothers and sisters to fight the pandemic by generously donating Covid relief materials and also in setting up of oxygen plants in various parts of the country.
Yashraj Bhardwaj, Advisor, Rebuilding India Initiative and a Garwood Fellow from UC Berkeley, USA, said that they are involved in mapping demand and supply gaps of Covid materials across the country and working in coordination with Sewa International to distribute the same.