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Nagaland to receive largest consignment of medical supplies

By EMN Updated: Apr 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Packages containing medical supplies for Nagaland being loaded into a vehicle in New Delhi, on April 10.
Packages containing medical supplies for Nagaland being loaded into a vehicle in New Delhi, on April 10.

Dimapur, April 10 (EMN): In what would come as a huge relief to people working in healthcare sector as well as the general public, Nagaland state is set to receive more medical supplies, said to be the “largest consignment in one go” so far.

A reliable source informed Eastern Mirror that emergency medical equipment weighing nine tonne to be transported to Nagaland was loaded at Nagaland House, New Delhi, in the wee hours of Friday, at around 3.30 am.

“Consignment includes PPE (personal protective equipment), ventilators, N95 masks, sanitisers. It will be transported by the air and reach probably today (April 10). This is going to be the largest consignment in one go. Altogether, four trucks and three mini-trucks and two (Maruti) Gypsy of the Nagaland Armed Police were used for the transportation,” the source informed.

It may be noted that Nagaland has already received few consignment of medical supplies with the first batch being brought to the state with help from the Indian Air Force on March 28 before a couple of trips followed, but healthcare centres from across the state have said that more supplies would be needed in case of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in the state. 

Covid-19 lockdown report

According to report on law and order, and facilitation of essential goods and services in Nagaland, issued by Principal Secretary, Home, Abhijit Sinha, three violations of the lockdown were reported in the state on April 9, and three people were bound down in this connection. However, there was no law and order incident.

“On the supply of essential goods, shops for food grains and groceries were open in all the districts. In Kiphire, shops open on alternate days and in Mokokchung, shops are regulated. Shops for milk were open in all the districts. Medicinal shops also remain opened in all the districts. No shortage of food grains, groceries, milk and medicines have been reported in any part of the state,” read the statement issued by DIPR.

It informed that no restriction was imposed the on movement of commercial vehicles for distribution of essential commodities and service providers like electricity, telecommunication, fuel etc., as well as movement of personnel/workers in manufacturing units of essential commodities.

‘In Dimapur, three relief camps have been set up for sheltering 363 people, and a total of 2221 people were given food and food items by the district administration and NGOs. Further, permits were issued to commercial vehicles transporting essential commodities; retail shops opened from 9 am to 2 pm and wholesale market opened from 3 am to 8 am,’ it added.

By EMN Updated: Apr 10, 2020 10:49:01 pm