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Wake Up Call – NSCN

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By EMN Updated: Apr 14, 2020 11:06 pm
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It is shocking to learn that the Nagaland state has been found on wrong footing after the much hyped preparation to tackle the highly contagious Covid-19 tumbled. The patient of Marwari Patti who was tested positive is a point of case that has exposed the contradictory ground reality. Nagaland is not fully geared up as claimed by the state government.

It is clear beyond doubt that Raja Jain case has not been handled in the manner as per the protocol demanded by the seriousness of the situation. What is more shocking is the snail pace progress of the construction of the Covid-19 Hospital in Dimapur. Short of funds should not be the reason when the Government of India has generously provided hundreds of crores of rupees.

But, the most damning issue that has annoyed the people the most is the callous manner of not sending the patient to the Quarantine Centre where he can be monitored 24 hours and thereby doing away the risk of infecting others if his case proved otherwise. This is a serious lapse that has put the life of many at risk now. No less damning is the irresponsible mentality of the patient and his family members by not disclosing his travel history. This has jeopardised the fighting preparation of the whole Dimapur to contain the spread of the deadly virus. For this very reason the patient and his family members should not be allowed to go scot free. They have taken covid-19 protocol for granted. This is a criminal breach of protocol.

A wake up call for Rio-led PDA government to stand up to its feet and start doing everything on war footing-“strict action as per protocol and not just words”. Let the fight against Covid-19 be a collective fight with collective wisdom.

Kuknalim!
Issued by MIP, NSCN /GPRN

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By EMN Updated: Apr 14, 2020 11:06:34 pm