DIMAPUR, April 7 - The Federation of Nagaland State Engineering Service Associations today donated Rs 5 lakh to the Nagaland Chief Minister�s Relief Fund for COVID-19 as a token of solidarity with the State Government in its fight against the global pandemic.
The donation was made through Dimapur Deputy Commissioner Anoop Khinchi at the latter�s office by a five-member delegation of the association.
Many members of the federation are also out in the field standing with representatives of various other departments of the State Government in the fight against COVID-19.
�We wish to reiterate that during these trying times, we will continue to do our best,� the federation stated in a release issued by its president, Moa Aier, and secretary general Chengato Kath said.
The federation consists of the 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 and Mining, Water Resource Department Engineers Association Nagaland, Engineers� Association of New and Renewable Energy and engineers from the Nagaland State Transport Department.
Former Assembly candidate Loguseng Semp also distributed food items to every household in Rengma villages and towns under the Tseminyu subdivision on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the 173 CRPF Battalion, Dimapur Airfield, provided food packets to residents of Kuda-B village, Diphupar village, Jaloun Colony, Chumukedima village, Hindustan Industrial areas, Razhuphe Industrial village areas, Dimapur bus stand areas and Christ Church Mokokchung. The unit also provided water through a water tanker at Youth Hostel, Dimapur.
Preparedness at Phek: Principal Director of the Health and Family Welfare Department, Vizolie Suokhrie, along with other officials, visited Phek on Tuesday to assess the district�s COVID-19 preparedness.
He held a meeting with the district officials. District Surveillance Officer for COVID-19 Dr Lanuakum gave an overview of the preparedness status.
Suokhrie stressed the need to create awareness among the public on the pandemic and urged to educate people on preventive measures.
He also visited the Phek district hospital and suggested that the hospital should be converted into a COVID-19 hospital.
He lauded the surveillance team and all health workers of the district and also the district administration and police for their support in the fight against the disease.