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Patton distributes safety kits to NPWD, journalists in Nagaland

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 08, 2020 11:46 pm
Y Patton with NPWD officers and staff at its office complex after handing over the safety gear on Monday, June 8. (EM Images)

Our Correspondent
Kohima, June 8 (EMN): The deputy chief minister of Nagaland, Y Patton, distributed essential safety kits and equipment to the Nagaland Public Work Department (NPWD) and Kohima Press Club (KPC) in Kohima, on Monday, June 8.

Speaking at a brief programme at the office complex of NPWD, Patton said that it is not only police, administration and health department but also PWD (Road and Bridges) employees, especially field workers, who work in the forefront. He said that they are tirelessly working for the public during the pandemic.

Patton added that realising the need to ensure the safety and protection of the department’s officers and staff, he procured he safety gear for them.

The commissioner and secretary of Work and Housing, Rovilatuo Mor, meanwhile extended gratitude to the deputy chief minister for his concern towards the staff of the department and to keep the employees safe from the Covid-19 pandemic. Mor also expressed hope that the department staff will use the safety kits “properly, timely and remain safe”.

Engineer-in-chief Limadondang also said at the event that timely response from the minister for the department during the crisis ‘is a great gesture and commendable’.

The official said that the safety kits will help in mitigating the challenges faced by the staff, while saying that the department has been sanitising its offices and workplace but faced with lack of equipment.

Limadondang received the safety kits like personal protective equipments (PPE), gumboot, hand sanitiser, faceshield and face masks in the presence of officers and staff of Road and Bridges department.

Y Patton with Kohima Press Club members after handing over the safety gear on June 8. (EM Images)

Kohima Press Club

The deputy chief minister also contributed safety gear to the Kohima Press Club (KPC) at his official residence in Kohima on Monday.

He said that the media fraternity has been executing its duty in the frontline, informing the citizens with authentic information, and described it as “commendable”.

Meanwhile, the general secretary of Kohima Press Club (KPC), Atono Tsukru Kense, thanked the minister on behalf of the club, saying that such gesture towards the media fraternity will go a long way in boosting and encouraging its morale in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jun 08, 2020 11:46:14 pm