Nagaland: News in Brief

Canara Bank, NL Road branch sealed for 48-hrs

Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner and Chairman DDMA Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan   under section 30(1) (2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and in order to take effective measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, has ordered the sealing of Canara Bank, Dimapur Branch II at NL Road, Dimapur for 48 hours from May 6, during which time necessary sanitization of the premises shall be done by the management. Any person violating these containment measures will be penalized as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 besides legal action under Section-188 of the IPC, the order stated.

NMDA welcomes Medico’s free medicine provision initiative

Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): The Nagaland Medical Dealers Association (NMDA) on May 6 extended appreciation to Medico Dimapur for its decision to provide free medicines to financially weak COVID-19 patients.
It lauded the proprietor of Medico Dimapur, Basu Damani, who is also the NMDA General Secretary for the initiative.
In this regard, NMDA President A Ato Yepthomi assured full support for the cause. “NMDA has been working hard day and night tirelessly and had left no stone unturned in providing services to the fraternity and it assures that it will keep on working for the interest of public health unitedly,” it assured.
NMDA also extended appreciation to all the pharamacies, medicine dealers and their family members who have been working as frontline workers to support the health sector of the State.

Shops in Wokha town to open on odd-even basis

Wokha, May 6 (MExN): Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the State, the Wokha District Chamber of Commerce & Industries (WDCCI) has informed the business community in Wokha town that the shops will be provided odd and even numbers for opening in order to ensure the safety of the general public of the district.
The enforcement of this order was decided through a consultative meeting at Wokha District Administration office on May 5 with WDCCI officials, directing all business establishments to follow odd and even numbers provided in all the shops by Wokha Town Council (WTC) starting from May 7.
WDCCI further informed the general public and all business community to strictly follow COVID-19 SOP guidelines during shopping hours. The business community and public have been requested to adhere to the standing order until a new order is issued from the office of WDCCI through the directive of WTC.

Nagaland Senior Citizens Helpline to deliver free food to senior citizens

Kohima, May 6 (MExN): The Nagaland Senior Citizens Helpline informed that it will be delivering free food items and essential commodities to the poor and needy senior citizens in and around Kohima district during May 6 to 12. The senior citizens helpline is situated opposite to Head Post Office at CK Arcade Building, Kohima.
Concerned citizens have been requested to identify genuine destitute elders in their respective neighborhood and call 0370 2290278/ call toll free number 14567.
The officers will be online from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, according to Neithonuo Liegise, programme manager, Nagaland Senior Citizens Helpline.

Dimapur DC orders sealing of house

Dimapur, May 6 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Chairman DDMA Dimapur Rajesh Soundararajan has ordered the sealing of a house in Oriental Colony, Dimapur for 72-hours from May 6 onwards.
Any person violating these containment measures will be penalized as per the provisions of Section 51 to 60 of the Disaster Management Act,2005, besides legal action under Section-188 of the IPC, the order stated.


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