Neiphiu Rio: Aggressive Vaccination to avoid COVID making inroads to rural Nagaland

Strengthening the health care facilities in the State particularly Dimapur as the district accounts for more than 60% Covid-19 cases.

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Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio said that the government’s priority is not to allow the spread of coronavirus in the rural areas of Nagaland and for which the government is undertaking aggressive vaccination drive and also strengthening the primary health centres. He informed that Noklak was the only safe district where the virus has not penetrated. Rio disclosed it to the media persons on the sidelines during his visit to IHM on Tuesday.

Rio also said that the government is trying its best for strengthening the health care facilities in the State particularly Dimapur as the district accounts  for more than 60% Covid-19 cases with serious cases and some in ICU and ventilator for more than a month. He stated that the government was trying its best to take care of positive people living below poverty line and not putting additional burden to the common man by taking austerity measures.

Further, Rio announced that CISHR was chosen for construction of 176 bedded hospital with all required necessary infrastructures because of its reputation, expertise, manpower and minimal treatment cost. CISHR has all the required facilities so when we have another Hospital adjacent to that the working system becomes easy, Rio noted. It was also agreed that profits realised would be invested in Nagaland, Rio said and expressed happiness while commenting that CISHR is doing very well.

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