Sukhalu seeks public support in fight against Covid
Dimapur, June 17 (EMN): Advisor of School Education, KT Sukhalu, has underlined that it is not only the responsibilities of doctors and frontline workers but also the duty of every citizen to cooperate with the guidelines issued by the medical department during this hour of pandemic.
Sukhalu stated this during his visit to the district Covid hospital in Zunheboto to get himself acquainted with the progress on Covid situation on Thursday. He was accompanied by the deputy commissioner of Zunheboto, Peter Lichamo, a DIPR report stated.
He, however, expressed disappointment to note many people believing in fake WhatsApp and YouTube messages created by conspiracy theorists rather than medical experts. He shared an example of a doctor, who was recently tested positive for Covid-19 with co-morbidities, but eventually survived the infection as he had been vaccinated.
He, therefore, called upon the citizens and Sumis in particular to co-operate with the medical department and get vaccinated. He also assured to take up the issues presented by the CMO on priority.
The minister also provided financial aid and PPE equipment to the Covid hospital.
On the same day, the minister had an interaction with representatives of NHIDCL, Madhucon company, Sumi Hoho Zunheboto, two lane construction monitoring committee, and Sumi Officers’ Union Zunheboto with regard to the ongoing two lane construction in the residence of the deputy commissioner.
Speaking at the meeting, the Sumi Hoho general secretary Nikheto Jimomi apprised that the monitoring committee has been giving top priorities by cooperating with the district administration and added that they are trying to expand the road where there are provisions.
ADC Zunheboto, Moa Longkumer, informed that 57 compensated areas without any problem have been marked. He also informed that most of the areas are left uncompensated for which the NGOs have been convincing those area owners.
The district statistical officer and president of Sumi Officers’ Union Zunheboto, Lhokiye Yepthomi, expressed optimism that the vision of a developed Zunheboto could be achieved with the sincere cooperation from all concerned.
Addressing the members, Sukhalu reminded that Zunheboto, being the heart of the state, unfortunately had no good communication because of the bad road conditions. While admitting the prevalence of many local issues, he lauded the DC and team for dealing with the problems efficiently.
He added that apart from the citizens of Zunheboto, all the Sumi legislators strongly felt the need for good road connectivity in the district. In this regard, he urged the construction firms to expedite the work without compromising on the quality of work. While urging the members to cooperate in order to complete the project, he cautioned that nobody knows when the government of India would sanction funds for Nagaland road.
He further donated cash of INR 2 lakh toward the Zunheboto two lane construction monitoring committee to cover the fuel expenses while inspecting and checking the status of the road.