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Traditional quarantine huts await Lotha returnees at Diphupar

By EMN Updated: Jun 11, 2020 8:00 pm
Anoop Khinchi along with elders of Lotha community during his visit to quarantine huts at Lotha Colony Diphupar on June 11.

Dimapur, June 11 (EMN): Lotha community at Diphupar has constructed five huts measuring 10×8 feet with separate toilets and bathrooms as quarantine centre for returnees from its community. The huts, which were constructed in Naga traditional design, are fully electrified with carpeted floor, folding bed and other amenities.

Expecting about 15 returnees, Diphupar Lotha community plans to construct more such huts in the days to come, a DIPR report stated.
Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur Anoop Khinchi, who visited the quarantine centre on June 11, lauded the collective effort of Lotha Baptist Church Diphupar (LBCD) and the Lotha community of Diphupar for their commendable initiative towards a cause in fighting Covid-19 pandemic especially for preventing community transmission.

While visiting the ongoing construction of quarantine centre located within the LBCD premises, Khinchi observed that benches made of bamboo in front of each hut with separate toilet and bathroom would make a perfect and comfortable stay for the inmates. He also suggested that those huts could be utilised for the visiting tourists to generate income as well as promote rural tourism post pandemic.

Khinchi also donated face masks and assured to provide disinfectants in the quarantine area.

During an interaction with DC Dimapur, chairman of Lotha community Diphupar, Zuchumo Mozhui informed that returnees were advised for 14-day home quarantine after completion of 14-day institutional quarantine for the safety of all.

Mozhui also shared that in some cases home quarantine were not found to be feasible due to the presence of elderly people, pregnant women, children and absence of separate rooms, toilets, bathrooms. It was under the directive of Diphupar village council, all the respective communities were asked to set up quarantine centre for such cases as a preventive measure against community transmission.

He added that Diphupar Lotha community along LBCD initiated the project with generous donations from Diphupar Lotha Church and community members.

Convenor of Diphupar Lotha Community for Covid-19, Zuben Patton informed that around 15 returnees from Diphupar Lotha community are expected in the village. He also informed that five huts would be ready within two days.

He also informed that more huts would be constructed as there are enough space within the LBCD. All construction works were undertaken by the Lotha community members, he informed.

GB of Diphupar Lotha Colony, Thechamo Ngully has appealed to one and all for extending co-operation to the district administration and all frontline workers in the fight against the novel coronavirus. “Let us unite together and defeat Covid-19,” he urged.

Lotha colony provides meal

Lotha Colony Mothers’ Union Dimapur along with the Lotha Colony Council provided a one-time meal with gift hampers to the quarantine inmates at the State Sports Academy (SSA) in Dimapur on June 10 in the presence of Nagaland State Sports Academy head coach, who is also the in-charge of quarantine centre.

The meal and gift hampers for the SSA quarantine centre was provided and prepared by the Lotha Colony Mother’s Union. A word of encouragement to the quarantined inmates and prayer was pronounced by Lanlongo Yanthan, member of the Lotha Baptist Church, Lotha colony Dimapur.

By EMN Updated: Jun 11, 2020 8:00:00 pm