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'Strictly follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by Nagaland Government'

Kohima 12th June 2020



Albeit, It is truly heartwarming to know that many of our Nagas could manage to return home during this lock down through the efforts of the Government, the Naga Peopleís Front called upon every citizen of Nagaland specially the returnees to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) by the Government and also urged the Government not to change the SOP frequently and adhere to the SOP effectively and sincerely.

The NPF also once again asked the PDA Governmentís tall announcement of well prepared statement to the public, when many loopholes are visible to the publicís eye in the like of sending the positive patients along with the negative to their respective districts and quarantine centres, is nothing but a mockery to their well prepared announcement.

The NPF also asked the Government on whose negligence that each day the Virus is spreading like wild fire increasing day by the day putting many lives at risk.

The party feels that many of the positive cases must have contracted the Virus from the quarantine centre itself and if the Government is well prepared then by now it should be crustal clear that the containment of the virus can be controlled but the sad reality is that the government of the day is still not successful in controlling the spread of the virus.

The Government of the day cannot shy away with its responsibilities and be well prepared if the novel Corona Virus is spread to the community but with great commitment and seriousness, the Government should activate its brain and heads with true spirit and work out to protect its people.

The NPF party also questioned the PDA Government to divulge on what ground the already negative and recovered cases be sealed under the quarantine centres for how many days. As it will be real harassment to lock them under the quarantine centres for long if they are safe enough. Therefore, the party urged upon the Government to work on a realistic SOP for the whole of the Naga people.

The NPF also wondered on the pertinent issue and questioned the government on how many days the Government will require again to set up the BSL-3 machine in Dimapur when each day the number of positive cases is increasing and asked if the machine at Dimapur cannot be made a reality till date, setting up a similar machine at Tuensang will be like a dream.

The party also like to highlighted the following points,

(a) since Covid-19 is a medical related issues, the Government should involve maximum medical knowledgeable personnel and medical department be given independent charges in handling the cases rather than involving the bureaucrats. The district administration should confine to assist the medical department.

(b) More procurement of testing kits as the state government is pumped sufficient fund from the Centre and compulsory rapid test to all the returnees to ensure safety before releasing them from the quarantine centres.

(c) Department like Social Welfare, Food and Civil Supplies and Disaster Management should be fully involved as frontliners and distribute free and nutritious rice under these departments.

(d) Apart from the District hospitals, all the PHC and dispensaries in each village should be well equipped and the medical attendants must be compulsorily stationed.

(e) Positive patients need to be given a proper care both medically and psychologically.

(f) The Government should have better coordination with all the tribal Hohos and Churches as it is important component in our society and brief them the difficulties and initiatives of the Government from time to time.

The Naga people also have high expectations that with the change of guard in the Covid-19 High Powered Committee with Chief Minister as Chairman and Deputy Chief Minister as Co-Chairman that the present situation will be normalize but instead more loopholes were visible with more complaints from various quarters and the positive cases are also increasing day by day.


Issued by:
Press Bureau,
Naga Peopleís Front,
Central Headquarters,
Kohima: Nagaland.


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This Press Release was posted on 13 June 2020

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