Kohima: To aid stranded Naga students, working persons and patients who are currently in Delhi and are affected due to the nationwide lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic, Nagaland House in New Delhi, through the office of the resident commissioner, has initiated a control centre to reach out to such persons. So far, over 400 stranded students, 15 patients and 13 stranded passengers have been assisted through the initiative.
An update from the PRO in Delhi said that after 10 passengers from Nagaland were reportedly stranded in Delhi, a meeting was convened on March 23 following which a control centre was setup. It said that the state government through the office of the resident commissioner in New Delhi has been extending assistance to students, working persons and patients including stranded passengers from Nagaland.
It informed that so far 13 stranded passengers were rescued and provided with food and shelter at Nagaland House, and over 400 persons have been provided with dry rations and 15 patients have been assisted by its medical team. While extending assistance in the form of dry ration to people from the state directly and also through NGOS, it said that the lists are also being checked by the respective tribal units.
The PRO informed that there has been tremendous support from Naga elders, student bodies, church organisations, tribal bodies, Delhi Police and NGOs in Delhi and acknowledged all who extended support to those in need. He maintained that although many persons were assisted, there is still more to do.
“The doctors and nurses from Nagaland who are working at various hospitals in Delhi NCR have been extending timely support to our people, even beyond their call of duty,” the PRO said.
The PRO informed that through the chief minister’s relief fund Rs 4,00,000 was sanctioned in two phases to Nagaland House in New Delhi and is being optimally utilised to ensure that the people do not go hungry.
The control centre also reassured to parents and families back in Nagaland that “no efforts would be spared to ensure that our people in Delhi NCR are provided timely support and assistance as and when needed”.
Here are the mergency contact details of the control centre in Nagaland House, New Delhi:
Kethosituo Sekhose, deputy rresident commissioner: 9436001625 (WhatsApp)
Kuolie Mere, PRO: 9910291960
Dr Hentok Phom, Sr MO: 8826787100
Kedichatuo Kense, ALO: 8130698329
The office of the resident commissioner in New Delhi functions under the home department of Nagaland government and is located at 29, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road.