Nagaland Governor RN Ravi expressed concern over high vaccine hesitancy in the State. 

Ravi urged leaders of various political parties to play their role as leaders in encouraging people to shed vaccine hesitancy. 

Ravi held a sensitization-cum-consultation meeting with various political party leaders of the State at Raj Bhavan in Kohima on Wednesday.   

Reminding the leaders that the frontline workers have been under severe stress for the last over one year in this long fight against the pandemic, Ravi said they are facing the brunt of the situation. 

“Hence it is our collective responsibility to do everything possible to boost their morale,” Nagaland Governor RN Ravi said. 

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The Health and Family Welfare Department briefed the political leaders with a PowerPoint presentation on the status of COVID-19 and also preparedness of the State Government during the meeting. 

Ravi urged the political leaders to shed their political differences in the fight against the pandemic to save the people and their livelihood. He reiterated the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that lockdown should be the last option. 

He emphasized the need on prevention to be the top most priority for all while noting that a large number of the people of the state is suffering from co-morbidities like heart problems, diabetics and hypertension. 

Ravi thanked the leaders for their non-partisan positive approach towards fighting the pandemic and their constructive suggestions during the meeting. 

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Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, Opposition leader TR Zeliang, Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi, NPF president Shurhozelie Liezietsu, NPCC president K Therie, among others, were present at the meeting. 

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com