DIMAPUR, June 12 - Nagaland recorded nine more COVID-19 positive cases today, while 17 samples were confirmed positive on Thursday night. The State�s total positive cases now stand at 156, out of which 126 are active.
Briefing media persons in Kohima, Nagaland Government spokesperson and Planning Minister Neiba Kronu said that all the positive persons have been getting medical attention at the designated COVID-19 hospitals in the State.
In order to further strengthen the manpower in the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Department, the State Cabinet in a meeting held on Thursday, approved of creation of 53 posts of specialist doctor for 11 district hospitals, one post of Director (Medical Education and Radiation Safety) at the level of Special Selection Grade, five posts of zonal leprosy officer for Longleng, Kiphire, Peren, Phek and Zunheboto districts at the level of Senior Grade, induction of two posts of district vector-borne officers in Tuensang and Zunheboto districts into the cadre of the Nagaland Health Service and 143 posts of staff nurse for deployment in all the district hospitals.
Kronu said the Cabinet also approved of condonement of age of 28 staff nurses working under the Health and Family Welfare Department and fresh appointments in sanctioned posts of 19 serving contractual medical officers, and regularisation of 27 existing medical officers who have been engaged by the department for a period of one year.
Meanwhile, the minister said that a special train carrying 966 people departed from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala on June 9, and would reach Dimapur on Saturday. These people were stranded in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Kronu added that another special train with about 1,000 people would leave Delhi on June 14 and reach Dimapur on June 16.