Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, on Thursday, launched the Nagaland COVID-19 information mobile application at the War Room at Nagaland Civil Secretariat in Kohima.
Speaking at the Launch event, Rio congratulated the Department of Information Technology and Communication for successfully developing and launching the much needed Nagaland COVID-19 information app, the DIPR informed.
Rio expressed hope that the launch of the App will greatly help the citizens in gathering accurate information related to the COVID-19 situation in the State, as information is made easily accessible to the public through the App.
Expressing concern about misinformation and false speculation which is hampering the state’s fight against COVID-19, especially concerning the COVID-19 vaccination drive, the CM hoped that information disseminated through the App will contribute to dispelling doubts in the minds of the people.
Rio also further stressed the need to educate the public and disseminate proper and accurate data and information as it is vital in ensuring that the State successfully contains COVID-19. The CM also added that the state is at par with other states in the field of Information Technology and acknowledged the efforts of the War Room that has been working tirelessly for the past few months.
During the launch, Rio made an impromptu call to the Mon District COVID-19 helpline and spoke with the personnel managing the COVID-19 crisis in the district regarding the overall COVID-19 status in the district, and encouraged the personnel to share their grievances with the state government for consideration.
The Nagaland COVID-19 Information App is developed and maintained by the Department of Information Technology & Communication, Government of Nagaland, for the State COVID-19 War Room.
The main objective of the App is to provide information related to COVID-19 in the state including the availability of hospital beds across the state. The mobile app which is a minimized version of the Nagaland COVID-19 Dashboard portal also provides information such as guidelines and notifications issued by the Government, details of COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites along with maps, the link for registering for vaccination, and other important contact details.
The DIPR informed that a new update of the App will also be launched soon which will include a self-assessment feature to guide and help individuals who have COVID-19 like symptoms to determine whether to seek medical help or not.
Rio also took to Twitter saying: “Launched Nagaland CoVID Information App; developed by @ditc_nagaland. It provides info about hospital bed status & contact info at all levels of mgmt. of #COVID19 in the state. I’m sure easy access to info. through this user-friendly app will greatly help the citizens of Nagaland”.
Adviser IT, science and Technology, NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon also took to tweeted “I thank the HCM @Neiphiu_Rio for launching the Nagaland Covid Information app today. Spoke on behalf of my department for this initiative to deliver all information related to COVID19 which can be used by every citizen of Nagaland. It’s a helpline on your phone. Kindly download!”
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