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NPF to help people affected by Covid-19 lockdown

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By EMN Updated: Mar 27, 2020 11:28 pm
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Dimapur, March 27 (EMN): In an attempt to help people who are badly affected by the present lockdown, the Naga Peoples Front (NPF) on Friday decided to form an NPF Charity Mission Committee on Covid-19 (NPFCMC-C19) all its divisional headquarters, including the state units.

This was informed by the press bureau of the NPF through an update on Friday. The NPFCMC-C19 will be headed by each division presidents and the state units will be directly supervise by the state unit presidents, it stated.

 ‘The NPFCMC-C19 shall solicit donation/contributions from all the party functionaries from central office down to area units. The NPFCMC-C19 may also solicit donation/contribution from well-wishers and concern citizens. The donation/contributions may be either in cash or in any other food items which should be of a hygienic stuff,’ the press release read.

The party informed that the collected items will be distributed to the most needy; those who are either inaccessible to such items or unable to afford due to zero or less earning due to the lockdown. It added that the details of contributions as well as its utilisation will be submitted to the NPF central office, and the exercise will be continued till the lockdown is lifted.

Meanwhile, the NPF lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of relief package for Covid-19, stating that the inclusion of sanitation workers, doctors and nurses in the scheme will definitely boost their morale in combating the dreaded pandemic. It added the relief stimulus has addressed another area of concern by hiking the MNREGA wage from INR 182 to INR 202.

 “Since, the announcement of relief package is for the whole country which will cover all the states and union territories in India, the NPF urge the PDA government to use the relief package judiciously for the sake of the citizens of Nagaland,” the press release read. It also sought transparency from the government so that the citizens of the state can come forward and help the government if need arises.

 “It is also difficult to comprehend as to what the quarantine Centres which the Government has already earmarked would serve if there is no adequate doctors and Nurses as well as the required medical safety kits and equipment,” it stated, adding that the government should look into the needs of other districts, and not just confined to Dimapur and Kohima.

NPF minority wing provides hygiene aids

The minority wing of NPF distributed hygiene aids like face masks and hand sanitiser to the underprivileged people in hospital, drivers and police personnel on duty on March 25 and the 26th.

The hygiene aids were distributed in the presence of central minority wing president Bishnu Bhattacharjee along with its Dimapur division presidents and colleagues, informed an update.

Meanwhile, Bhattacharjee expressed his gratitude to the administration, doctors, medical staff, youth volunteers and police department for their service to the society.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 27, 2020 11:28:32 pm