Nagaland: CYF expresses concern on govt’s decision

Dimapur, June 2 (MExN): The Chakhesang Youth Front (CYF) on Tuesday issued a press release stating that the state government’s decision to send all returnees, including those who tested positive and do not require hospitalization, to their respective districts, displayed “insensitive attitude and irresponsibility.” 

The CYF “is greatly dismayed and hurt by the insensitive attitude and irresponsibility” of the Chief Minister towards the appeal and demand made the front over the issue, it said. While categorically asserting it is not “averting” to take “back our own people to our district,” the CYF raised concerns that “all the returnees entering Nagaland should be properly tested and segregated if found positive (COVID-19) and treated at the COVID hospitals with better facilities.”

Stating that it had “only demanded for equipping our district with basic health care facilities such as BSL-3, additional ventilators, sufficient PPEs and other essential equipments to tackle the pandemic,” CYF lamented that the government turned a “deaf ear” without any response or acknowledgement till date. Instead, a new SOP came into place for sending all returnees to their respective districts, including those tested positive and not requiring hospitalization and fit to travel, it said. 


Pointing  out to the rise of cases in the state, CYF said that interior districts and villages are not equipped with basic health care facilities and workforce and asserted that it “cannot afford to remain blind to anymore negligence and lapses due to the shortsightedness, lack of concern or consultation with the stakeholders in our district.”