Rio visits Covid-19 hospital in Dimapur
Says the entire state will benefit if Dimapur is monitored properly
Dimapur, April 3 (EMN): Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Friday visited the District Hospital, Dimapur, which has been converted to Covid-19 hospital; and Tourist Lodge, which has been designated as quarantine centre for Dimapur.
The chief minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Minister for Health and Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom, Minister for Public Health Engineering Department Jacob Zhimomi, Advisor to Power Tovihoto Ayemi and Chief Secretary Temjen Toy.
Rio, while interacting with the hospital authorities, expressed dissatisfaction over the slow rate at which the hospital building is taking to complete.
To this, the hospital authorities said that the construction of the building was taking time to compete because of ‘technical problem’.
Rio directed the department to ‘make a report of the issues’ and submit it to him.
The chief minister was informed that at the Intensive Care Unit there are three beds with three ventilators, 10 beds for isolation ward, and 100 beds for quarantine after the hospital was converted to Covid-19 hospital. The hospital emergency room is being utilised for screening suspected cases while the entire hospital has been vacated for Covid-19 case.
Addressing media persons after visiting the quarantine centre at Tourist Lodge, Rio was grateful that till date there was no positive case in the state ‘which also gives the government with more time for preparedness’.
‘The state government is going all out with our preparations and, along with my colleagues and the medical department, we have come to see the condition of the department as Dimapur is a very important town—a mini India, a cosmopolitan city and the gateway of the state. If this area is being checked properly, it is going to help the entire state,’ Rio said.
He said that the state government is ‘sincere to see that Dimapur remains safe’ and lauded the commissioner of police’s office and health workers. He also expressed gratitude to the civil society and the people for their support and co-operation, and was optimistic that ‘together we can contain the virus’.