• 54 year old becomes Nagaland’s first COVID-19 vaccine recipient
    Morung Express News Kohima | January 16 Fifty-four year old, Dr Sendimeren Aonok, consultant and in-charge of the critical care department at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) became the first recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland on January 16. “I was ready to take the vaccine. There was no hesitation on my part and we knew that we will have to do it,” said Dr Aonok who is also the recipient of the Governor’s Gold Medal in 2012. Interacting with
  • Vox Vopuli: Views, counterviews as Covid-19 vaccinations begin
    Vishü Rita Krocha Kohima | January 16 Even as the first phase of COVID-19 vaccine was rolled out in Nagaland on Saturday, the government will have to address the daunting challenge of ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among the general population. “I would like to believe in the efficacy of the vaccine and the benefits of taking it but considering the process and stage of the vaccines, I am not too sure I would take it at the moment,” says Loreign Ovung, a lawyer by
  • Nagaland COVID-19: Slight surge in detection, one super spreader event
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 16 Nagaland reported 75 COVID-19 cases during the week (January 9-15), while the total confirmed cases crossed the 12,000 mark), the state Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), Health & Family Welfare informed in its weekly COVID roundup issued on January 16.  The state also reported 5 deaths during the week, taking the death toll to 88 (10 not COVID-related). The state mortality rate increased to 0.65 percent but it was
  • 561 Nagaland healthcare workers receive COVID vaccine on day one
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 16 Nagaland on Saturday joined the rest of India in what is touted as the world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccination programmes, marking the beginning of an effort to immunise over a billion people across the country. A total of 561 healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and support staff were vaccinated across nine districts in Nagaland with the exception of Kiphire and Noklak, according to the Nagaland Department of Health and Family We
  • First YTC President & NSCN Steering Committee member passes away
    NSCN (IM), Yimchungrü Union extend condolences Dimapur, January 16 (MExN):  P Hopong Yimchungrü, the first President of Yimchungrü Tribal Council (YTC) and member of the Steering Committee, NSCN (IM) passed away on January 15 at his residence in Showuba, Dimapur. On Saturday, condolences poured in from NSCN (IM) Chairman, Steering Committee Convener and others. NSCN (IM) Chairman, Q Tuccu on January 16 mourned Hopong’s demise and stated that he was &l
  • Kohima gets a Planetarium & Innovation Hub building
    Our Correspondent Kohima | January 16 Nagaland’s Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Neiba Kronu today inaugurated the Planetarium and Innovation Hub Building here at Directorate of Science & Technology. Speaking on the occasion, Kronu said the setting up of Planetarium and Innovation Hub in Kohima would help the young people and students to learn the interesting facts about the universe and all about space and thereby develop s
  • Nagaland: News in Brief
    Governor greets Kuki community  Kohima, January 16 (MExN): Nagaland Governopr R N Ravi extended Mimkut greetings to the Kuki community and to the people of Nagaland on Saturday. “During the celebration, Kuki community exhibits their magnificent traditions and customs wherein the young people familiarise themselves with their roots. Love and brotherhood are important essence of this festival,” the Governor shared. “On this auspicious occasion, May God bless you
  • Dimapur COVID-19 vaccination: ‘Vaccine is painless’
    Morung Express News Dimapur | January 16 Blood Bank incharge of District Hospital Dimapur, Dr Temsu, who received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Dimapur described his experience as “painless.” “It is painless and I feel quite elated because I’m now about to be protected (from COVID-19),” he told media persons after receiving the first dose of vaccine on January 16. He allayed all apprehensions being widely discussed on various social media pl
  • Mokokchung COVID-19 vaccination: ‘Better to be safe than sorry’
    Morung Express News Mokokchung | January 16 Dr HT Sangtam, Senior Specialist, IMDH who was the first person to get COVID-19 vaccination at Imkongliba Memorial District Hospital (IMDH), Mokokchung said, “I am fully confident with the vaccine. It is better to be safe than sorry. The vaccine has been produced after conducting so much trails and tests so we shouldn't be skeptical about it.” Dr Sangtam added, “There are always adverse effects in all immunization
  • Healthcare workers get first COVID-19 vaccines in Wokha
    Wokha, January 16 (MExN): Wokha District Task Force administrated 100 healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination launched by Deputy Commissioner & Chairman District Task Force for COVID-19, Orenthung Lotha at Dr Motsuo Memorial District Hospital, Wokha on January 16 as the first batch of beneficiaries. A report from the DIPR stated that the DC Wokha while launching the COVID vaccination appealed to the churches, NGOs and stakeholders in the district to help in spreading awarenes
  • Jalukie COVID-19 vaccination: Proper info on COVID-19 vaccination crucial
    Peren, January 16 (MExN): Minister for Higher Education & Tribal Affairs, Temjen Imna Along who is also the Legislator incharge for Peren District COVID-19 graced the launching programme of COVID-19 vaccination session held at CHC Jalukie on January 16.  The Minister emphasized on dissemination of proper information to public regarding the vaccination. He asserted that it is the responsibility of the medical department, district administration and public leaders to sensitis
  • ‘We must continue to be cautious’: CMO Zbto
    Zunheboto, January 16 (MExN): Zunheboto district kick started the COVID-19 vaccination at Town Hall, Zunheboto on January 16 which was launched by Deputy Commissioner, Peter Lichamo. CMO Zunheboto, Dr K Akaho Sema, the first person to be vaccinated from the district, said that “since the vaccine is yet to be clinically trailed on the age group of below 18 years and pregnant women, it cannot be availed to these sections of persons.”  He cautioned the gathering for
  • Longleng COVID-19 vaccination: Call to combat COVID-19 vaccine fake news
    Longleng, January 16 (MExN): In Longleng, the COVID-19 vaccination was formally launched by the Deputy Commissioner, M Shayung Phom in the presence of government officers, NGOs and civil societies at District Hospital on January 16. According to a DIPR report, the DC Longleng lamented that rumors and fake news in the social media are very strong and have created lots of fear and apprehension about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.   “We have waited keenly (for th
  • Mon COVID-19 vaccination: Mon registers 1397 beneficiaries
    Mon, January 16 (MExN): During the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination, a total of 1397 beneficiaries were registered in Mon district where Dr Aman Konyak was the first to be vaccinated during the launching programme of the COVID-19 vaccination on January 16.  A DIPR report stated that Advisor, Fire & Emergency Services, SIRD, Relief and Rehabilitation, Pohwang Konyak launched the COVID-19 vaccination by thanking all the stakeholders including the District Level Task Force
  • 21 vaccination sites set up under urban areas in Kohima
    Kohima, January 16 (MExN): Under urban areas in Kohima district, a total of 21 sites, 16 at government health facilities and five at private health facilities have been set up for vaccination sessions. According to a report from the DPRO Kohima, government session sites include NHAK, Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs), Seikhazou and UPHC Potterlane while Primary Health Centres (PHCs) included Bethal Medical Centre, Kohimas, K. P Bethesda, Oking and Putuonuo Nursing Home. In the
  • Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 reaches Tuensang
    Morung Express News Tuensang | January 16 Covishield vaccine for COVID-19 was launched at Tuensang District Hospital in the presence of Advisor I&PR, SCERT and VGs Nagaland, Toshi Wungtung and MLA Tuensang Sadar Toyang Changkhong Chang on January 16.  The launching programme was also attended by Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Ramnikant IAS and his admin officers and SP Tuensang with CMO and MO Officials Tuensang. Out of the 140 frontline workers registered beneficiaries
  • Nagaland joins nationwide COVID-19 vaccine drive  
    Restoration of communities to ‘wholeness and health,’ says CM  Morung Express News  Dimapur | January 16 Nagaland on January 16 joined rest of India in what is touted as the launching of the world's biggest COVID-19 vaccination drive.  Dr Sentimeren Aonok, Senior Consultant (ICU), at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) received the received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Nagaland. Officially, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio launched the COV
  • Loans upto 1 Cr available for SC/ST & women entrepreneurs
    NSTFDC asks local entrepreneurs to avail ‘Stand-Up India’ scheme Morung Express News Dimapur | January 15  Director of National Scheduled Tribes Finance & Development Corporation (NSTFDC), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Johny G Rengma, has urged upon the local entrepreneurs in the state to avail the ‘Stand-Up India’ scheme. The scheme was introduced by the Government of India to finance SC/ST and women entrepreneurs. Briefing mediapersons on J
  • SAYO to reopen Dzükou Valley to public on Feb 1
    Kohima, January 15 (MExN): The Southern Angami Youth Organisation (SAYO) today informed that entry to Dzükou Valley will be banned till the end of January. The valley will be reopened for local visitors and tourists from February 1 after necessary assessment has been completed. A press release from SAYO President, Zakieleto Tsükrü and General Secretary, Adukho Kintso said that for the remaining days of January, the organisation will be making a thorough survey arou