Kohima: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday appealed to the people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Rio, while speaking at the 59th Statehood day celebration in Kohima, warned against ” rumour-mongering.”

“Vaccine hesitancy in some pockets of our districts is a matter of great concern. Some mischief-makers are spreading misinformation and misguiding our people about vaccines through social media. There is no truth in false propaganda and such rumour-mongering must be stopped. In India alone, 1.22 billion doses, over 80% of the country’s population, have received a vaccine dose,” Rio said.

The CM said that people in Kohima and Dimapur have taken the vaccine with great enthusiasm, making the towns safe. As some villages completed 100% vaccination of their eligible population, he appealed to all the people to come forward and be vaccinated and to make it safer for all.

“This will make everyone safer against any future COVID-19 outbreaks and will save precious lives,” he said. Rio also urged the people to continue to be watchful and take all preventive steps as the festive season begins.

He added that the government has constantly monitored the COVID-19 situation and taken timely decisions which helped in dealing with the first and the second waves effectively. “We recruited hundreds of doctors and nurses by creating additional posts. We also improved our health infrastructure in a short time. In addition, we were able to set up oxygen generation facilities and deploy advanced equipment. Further, we also added more hospital beds, including a modern, state-of-the-art 200-bed acute care hospital block in CIHSR, Dimapur in record time,” said Rio.

The CM optimistically said that the facility at CIHSR Dimapur will help the state to be better prepared for future COVID-19 waves and other medical emergencies.



Latest Stories

Leave a comment

Leave a comment