Members of the Federation of Nagaland State Engineering Service Associations handing a cheque of Rs 5 lakh to Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Khinchi on Tuesday.

The Federation of Nagaland State Engineering Service Associations donated Rs 5 lakh to the Nagaland Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19.

The donation was made through Dimapur deputy commissioner Anoop Khinchi in the latter’s office on Tuesday by a five-member delegation of the association.

Many members of the federation are also out in the field standing shoulder to shoulder with the various other machinery of the state government in the fight against Covid-19.

“We wish to re-iterate that during these trying times, we shall continue to do our best,” the federation in a release issued by its president Moa Aier and secretary general Chengato Kath said.

The federation consists of Association of Engineers Nagaland PWD, Association of Power Engineers Nagaland, Association of Public Health Engineers Nagaland, Association of Mechanical Engineers, Association of Engineers Department of Geology & Mining, Water Resource Department Engineers Association Nagaland, Engineers’ Association of New & Renewable Energy and engineers from Nagaland State Transport department.

Former Assembly candidate Ar. Loguseng Semp also distributed food items to every household in Rengma tribe villages and towns under Tseminyu sub-division on Tuesday.

The 173 CRPF Battalion, Dimapur Airfield, provided food packets to residents of Kuda-B village, Diphupar village, Jaloun Colony, Chumukedima village areas, Hindustan Industrial areas, Razhuphe Industrial village areas, Dimapur bus stand areas and Christ Church Mokokchung.

The unit also provided water through water tanker at Youth hostel Dimapur.

 Hospital visit: Principal director, health and family welfare department, Vizolie Suokhrie, along with other officials, visited Phek on Tuesday to assess the district’s Covid-19 preparedness and provide handholding support.

He held a meeting with the districtct officials.

District surveillance officer for Covid-19 Dr Lanuakum gave an overview of preparedness status of the district.

Suokhrie stressed the need to create awareness among the public on the pandemic and how to take precautionary measures.

He urged not to stigmatise the disease but to educate people on the preventive measures.

He also visited the Phek district hospital and suggested that the hospital be converted to a Covid-19 hospital.

He lauded the surveillance team and all the health workers of the district and also the administration and police for their support in the fight against the disease.

Bhadra Gogoi

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