Kohima: Churches across Nagaland have been extending their assistance to the state government ever since the first wave of COVID-19 swept through the state.

With Nagaland fighting the second wave of the deadly pandemic, things have not been any different.

The Kohima Ao Baptist church on Wednesday provided the church’s Jubilee Memorial Centre (JMC) located at Lerie in Kohima to be used as a quarantine centre for healthcare workers.

In a letter to the revenue officer, senior pastor Rev Sentisashi Aier said that the deacon board of the Kohima Ao Baptist Arogo is pleased to give the church place as quarantine centre for healthcare workers of Naga hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) during the time of the pandemic.

The church’s JMC was used as a quarantine centre for frontline workers last year as well. It had appealed the authority concerned to make use of the facilities at JMC by following the guidelines laid down by the JMC managing board.

Further, it acknowledged the efforts made by the state government and the frontline workers in battling COVID-19.

Recently, the Catholic Church also announced its decision to raise money to help those affected by the pandemic.

Secretary to the Bishop of Kohima had informed that priests of Kohima diocese have created a fund to help people affected by the pandemic by sacrificing the subsidy that they receive through PRIM.

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It had also notified that those in need of dry ration, food items, medical support and other emergency relief may contact the Development Association of Nagaland through the numbers 9436009529, 8732059971 and 03862242799.

Besides these, several churches across the state are also silently extending its assistance to the people and to the district administrations joining the fight against COVID-19.

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