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Tuensang organisations serve three-day ultimatum

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By Our Reporter Updated: Jun 10, 2020 12:00 am
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Our Reporter
Dimapur, June 9 (EMN)
: Tribal bodies in Tuensang district consisting of Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS), United Sangtam Likhum Pümji (USLP), Khiamniungan Union Tuensang Town (KUTT) and Yimchunger Tribal Council (YTC) have expressed disappointment in the state government for not upholding its assurance to deliver three TrueNat machines to the district.

The tribal bodies have appealed to the minister to ‘install the machines within three days’.

In a letter addressed to the minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, the four organisations stated that as per order received from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority on June 4, one Truelab Duo DX PCR system, along with 300 TrueNat Beta CoV tests, were sanctioned and handed over to Health department ‘for dispatch to Tuensang’.

According to the letter, one TrueNat Duo and one TrueNat Quattro machine each were allotted to District Hospital, Tuensang along with 500 cartridges; however, in an order from the department on June 5, one unit of TrueNat Duo allotted to Tuensang was instead diverted to CHC at Jalukie in Peren district.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, the president of YTC, Throngso Yimchunger, shared his dismay over the government’s ‘lack of the interest to send the TrueNat machines’ to Tuensang district.

“We were assured that we will be given priority especially after the Tuensang returnees were sent without their results but instead they have sent one to Jalukie,” said Yimchunger.

“There is no lab, no TrueNat machines and now they are sending returnees straight from Kohima without testing; we want the testing machines at the earliest like they have assured to,” reiterated Yimchunger.

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By Our Reporter Updated: Jun 10, 2020 12:00:00 am