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Kohima Ao Baptist Church, IHRC donate to combat Covid-19

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 27, 2020 11:30 pm
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Kohima, March 27 (EMN): The Kohima Ao Baptist Church has stated in a letter addressed to Chief Secretary Temjen Toy that it will donate INR 3 lakh to the government of Nagaland for procuring more personal protective equipment (PPE) for better protection of the mainline workers, informed an update from DIPR.

The Church also assured its heartfelt prayer so that God may intervene and “aid all the mainline workers who are putting their lives at risk for the safety and healing of the citizens”.

The Nagaland Chapter of the Indian Human Rights Commission (NCIHRC) also donated INR 1 lakh to the Dimapur district administration toward the fund for combating the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) in Nagaland on Friday in Dimapur.

The cash was handed over to Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Dimapur, V Lovitoly Sema by NCIHRC chairman S Richard Humtsoe, secretary general Y Yanthan and member Teiso Peinyu.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror over the phone, Humtsoe informed that the amount was handed over to ADC to be used in fighting against the coronavirus pandemic in Nagaland. The contribution was the first “welfare mission” of the commission, he added.

Humtsoe has also asked the people to come forward and contribute towards the “Convid-19 fund” for the welfare of the Nagas.

Highlighting the deplorable condition of the state in combating Convid-19, NCIHRC cited Bhandari check post which has only one thermal scanner; and stressed on the need to scan more incoming travellers from other states. It added that almost all the districts of the state are facing the same problems.

NCIHRC voiced concern over the “pathetic condition” of the doctors and nurses who were sent on duty without any protective gear, alleging that there is shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and unavailability of hand sanitiser, hand gloves and face masks for healthcare workers.

The commission went on to say that the state government address this issue as soon as possible.

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By Our Correspondent Updated: Mar 27, 2020 11:30:51 pm