The Nagaland government has assigned a senior administrative officer, along with a senior officer from the Health and Family Welfare Department, in each of the districts of the State to intensively review the steps being taken to manage the Covid-19 pandemic at the district level. 

Each team of the officers has been asked to visit their assigned district and interact with the officials of the District Task Force, civil society organisations and others to carry out review and guide them in refining /improving the management of Covid-19. 

Seeing the need to be prepared for any eventuality of a possible third wave, the State Government has decided to continue increasing Covid testing, vaccination coverage and strengthening of healthcare infrastructure in the districts. 

The decision to assign the senior officers to make an intensive hands-on review of the Covid-19 situation in all the districts was taken to ensure that adequate steps are taken to improve the overall management of Covid-19 throughout the State. 

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An orientation programme for the assigned senior officers was held at the secretariat conference hall of the Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima on Friday. 

Chief Secretary J Alam, , speaking at the programme, urged the officers to take the help of NGOs, civil society organisations, faith-based organisations and village authorities in creating awareness among the public. 

He stressed the need for the teams to make an intensive study and review all aspects in greater detail so as to effectively deal with the Covid-19 situation and ensure that the State improves its preparedness in the event of a possible third wave. 

Bhadra Gogoi

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