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NPF assures full support to Nagaland government in combating Covid-19

By EMN Updated: May 21, 2021 8:34 pm

Dimapur, May 21 (EMN): The opposition party, Naga People’s Front (NPF), has assured its fullest co-operation and support to the government of Nagaland in combating the Covid-19 and called upon the government to be mentally and physically prepared and to be well equipped to fight the pandemic.

In a press communique issued on Friday, the NPF also empathised with the present state health scenario and expressed concern over the increasing Covid cases and casualties in the state.

It stated that the government should make vaccine available to all citizens above 18 years of age; make Covid-related services like testing, medicine and treatment free; and remove vaccine hesitancy among the people through sensitisation.

The party suggested that villages, wards and colonies be directed not to allow those who are awaiting results of Covid test taken in connection with contact tracing to move freely, as there were instances where results of such people return positive for the virus.

‘As the positive rate is increasing each day, more hospital beds and medical equipment should be immediately arranged, particularly in Dimapur and Kohima and even for other districts as the worst time is likely to hit the state if the present trend continues,’ read the statement, adding that the government should try to utilise voluntary services of the retired doctors.

‘As the government has announced the extension of lockdown till 31st May, the government must be fully prepared the aftermath of the post lockdown for the safety as well as the livelihood of the people,’ it continued.

By EMN Updated: May 21, 2021 8:34:53 pm