Morung Exclusive

  • Mokokchung waste management continues to be growing challenge
    Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung | June 4 The problem of waste dumping and waste management in Mokokchung has been raised, discussed and written about for quite some years now. The Morung Express also featured an exclusive story about the same in 2015 when the Mokokchung Municipal Council (MMC) dumping site was located in Ungma village, Mokokchung. In 2016, the residents of Ungma demanded that the dumping site be shifted by the end of the year. Subsequently, the MMC shifted the
  • Mask Up: 3-year old’s sensible act wins internet
    Morung Express News Dimapur | June 4 Lipavi, the 3-year old girl from Hebolimi village, caused quite a stir when a photograph of her at the Health and Wellness Centre (HWC) Hebolimi went viral on June 3.  At a time when even adults are showing reluctance to get tested, the 3-year old decided to pay a visit to the HWC all by herself after noticing symptoms of common cold. However, it was not just the visit which caught people’s attention. Lipavi showed up wearing a mas
  • Do we still care enough for the creation?
    ‘Contemplation’ continues to cry for mankind to stop constant abuse on Mother Nature  Morung Express News Dimapur | June 4 The transformative power of music is that it never loses its relevance. June 5 is World Environment Day- the right occasion to pledge to protect Mother Nature and to be part of the global call for urgent action to restore ecosystems. For the occasion, in context of Nagaland, it would be a difficult task to make a playlist of music sol
  • NAGALAND SDG GOALS: Marginal progress overall, falls in key indicators
    Moa Jamir  Dimapur | June 3 To achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets by 2030, Nagaland would require extra concerted effort by policy makers and all stakeholders, indicated the latest NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index released on June 3.  While there was marginal improvement in overall score, on some key categories, Nagaland’s status declined from last year including some domains in which the State traditionally scored st
  • Mokokchung: Delay in seeking treatment causing more deaths
    Limasenla Jamir  Mokokchung| June 2  Mokokchung recorded a high percentage of COVID-19 deaths in Nagaland with 16 deaths out of 546 positive cases as on May 31, 2021. The district has also witnessed an alarming growth in positive cases in the past few days.  A nurse on duty at the Mokokchung district COVID-19 Hospital revealed that the main reason for the increase in death rate is because of late admission to hospitals. “The main problem is that people go
  • The Hans Foundation contributes to fight against COVID-19 in Nagaland
    Wennyei Konyak, Deputy Resident Commissioner, Nagaland House, Delhi seen with part of the consignment of 1000 FA Valve cum Humidifiers.   Community Health Centre, Tizit , Mon Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | June 2  In its effort to provide support in the fight against COVID-19 all across the country, The Hans Foundation (THF), one of India’s largest public charitable trusts has also made significant contributions to Nagaland, at a time the state is ba
  • Meet the 9-year old basket weaver from Nagaland
    Veroli Zhimo Dimapur | June 1 Like any 9-year old, Nuve Tetseo has a hobby.  But it is not the typical leisure activity, like a video game, sports or collecting items. Nuve’s hobby is weaving baskets, a craft he picked up from his aunts. In November last year, the class 5 student at Baptist High Senior Secondary School (BHSSS), Kohima began keenly observing his aunts who are skilled basket weavers. Seeing his interest in the craft, his aunts began to teach him. Not
  • Nagaland: Students start one-stop platform for COVID-19 related info
    Morung Express News Kohima | June 1 In this time of crisis, information system plays a crucial role in managing information particularly for those seeking information on an urgent basis for hospitals, helpline support systems, crematoriums, psychological support etc. The government and its agencies and various civil based organisations have been giving out phone number for various COVID-related matters for those in need. However, the information has all been spread out which bec
  • A wheel of promises, apathy & discontent
    Nagaland’s NHM community deplores govt neglect Morung Express News Dimapur | May 31 The COVID-19 pandemic has called for extraordinary measures, which has translated into an unprecedented amount of workload for medical personnel.  It is no surprise, the Nagaland state government has come up with measures by not only augmenting the medical workforce but also announcing special monetary incentives for healthcare workers.  A welcome move, but in the mix is the
  • Petrol, Diesel at record high in Nagaland; premium nears Rs 100-mark in Tuensang
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 31 Petrol were selling at Rs 93.94 a litre in Kohima as the Oil marketing companies (OMCs) increased fuel prices by 28 paise in Nagaland on May 31, after a day break.  This is the highest ever recorded price for the petrol so far, breaking the previous high of Rs 93.93 per litre in February this year before a tax rates cut by the State Government reduced the retail prices by over Rs 3 a litre.  Meanwhile, diesel price was retailing
  • Nagaland COVID-19 sample test ratio second lowest in India
    Imkong Walling Dimapur | May 30 Nagaland has a poor COVID-19 sample testing track record even though the State government has not admitted it. A high sample positivity rate and other indicators clearly pointing to community spread, the State still maintains an unhurried testing rate.  As per the covid19india.org data, Nagaland had the lowest sample test ratio not only in the North-east but also among the States in India. Only the union territory of Daman & Diu and Dadra
  • ‘If we hesitate, who will fight this battle?’
    Experience of an MBBS intern on COVID-19 duty Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 30 When Alüne Tetseo dreamt of becoming a doctor, little did she imagine that she would be finishing her MBBS course in the midst of a pandemic. Enrolled at Indira Gandhi Government Medical College in Nagpur, Maharashtra, she is currently a medical intern and was assigned to work in the COVID ward during the peak of the second wave. Alüne Tetseo, one of the famed Tetseo Sisters of
  • Team Dimapur Dashboard suggests nearly 50% COVID health facilities unoccupied
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 30  Despite high number of active cases in the district, nearly 50% of the COVID health facilities in Dimapur hospitals were unoccupied and available, informed data available on Team Dimapur’s dashboard on May 30.  The status was as of May 29. According to the ‘Dimapur Hospital and Risk Area Information’ data available on the dashboard, COVID-19 health care facilities are being offered in six hospitals in Dimapur incl
  • A story of Faith and Hope
    How a nonagenarian defeated the Coronavirus  Atono Tsükrü Kense Kohima | May 29 Amidst the gloomy statistics of COVID-19 related deaths and positive cases which has led to fear, doubt and uncertainty, here is a story of hope and faith. It is incredible how nonagenarian Imdong Phom, a 92 year old from Unity village, Dimapur defeated COVID-19 despite his co-morbidity ailments with strong will and positivity. He has underlying health issues like diabetes, hyperten
  • COVID vaccination in jails begin; poor response at Central Jail
    Morung Express news Kohima | May 29 Weeks after the state’s High Powered Committee (HPC) observed the crucial need for vaccinating prisoners across Nagaland, COVID-19 vaccination for jail inmates and staff in the state commenced on May 28 at Central Jail Dimapur. According to Addl DG (Prisons) Renchamo P Kikon, the drive continued on Saturday for inmates and staff of Dimapur District Jail and Kohima District Jail. While the vaccination drive was rolled out on voluntary
  • STRESSED AND TIRED: Life of an epidemiologist during COVID-19
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | May 28 “We receive at least 200 phone calls a day. Our numbers are given in most of the CMO Control Rooms and there is no specific timing. Whenever a COVID-19 positive case is detected we have to do contact tracing, go to the field, come back to office, compile data to send to Kohima, which is time bound reporting.” This is what a typical day looks like in the life of an epidemiologist, posted in a far flung district of Nagaland since
  • Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination in Mon
    Morung Express News Mon | May 28 Adding a dose of creativity in their effort to scale up COVID-19 vaccination for frontline workers, healthcare workers, and people above the age of 45 years, the Mon District Task Force for COVID-19 Vaccination has come up with an innovative approach to organise a Drive-Through COVID-19 Vaccination Camp on May 31, at the Local Ground in Mon. In the upcoming vaccination camp, only four wheelers with not more than two passengers will be allowed. Af
  • 'Help Nagaland Breathe' garners support towards public health infra
    Morung Express News Kohima | May 28 As Nagaland battles the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic against an overwhelmed medical setup, a voluntary campaign called ‘Help Nagaland Breathe’ has been initiated to garner relief support towards the public health infrastructure in Nagaland to help fight the pandemic. Officially launched on May 20, the fundraiser campaign is led by 30+ volunteers based in India, USA, Ireland, Singapore, UK and Spain. The volunteers have f
  • Fuel prices inch towards record high in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27  Retail price of regular petrol in Nagaland State capital Kohima was hovering at Rs 93.41 a litre as Oil marketing companies (OMCs) increased fuel prices on Thursday after a day’s break.  This is just a few paise away from the record high of Rs 93.93 on February 22, 2021 before the State Government announced reduction in tax rate for petrol and other motor spirits from 29.80% to 25% per litre (P/L). Concurrently, there was neg
  • Tseminyu’s health centres struggle as 3 doctors test COVID positive
    Morung Express News Dimapur | May 27 Tseminyu in Nagaland’s Kohima district is reeling under an acute shortage of medical officers even as the sub-division is witnessing a surge in fresh COVID-19 cases.  As on May 27, two out of three government-run health facilities in the sub-division were practically out of service with three doctors recently testing positive for COVID-19.  According to information received by The Morung Express, two medical officers (MO) p