Nagaland to take swabs of every deceased person

Nagaland to take swabs of every deceased person
Nagaland to take swabs of every deceased person

 

Representative Image: A doctor wearing a protective suit stores a swab in a test tube to test for COVID-19 in Mumbai on April 8. (Prashant Waydande /Reuters File Photo)

 

Cannot take any chances and has to be absolutely sure, maintains Chief Secretary Temjen Toy 

 

Morung Express News
Kohima | April 29

 


The Nagaland Government has a new set of instruction on April 29 to take the swab of every deceased person to ensure that it is virus-free. 

 

 

'Though we don’t have any cases, we can’t take any chances,'  affirmed Nagaland Chief Secretary Temjen Toy in an exclusive interview (Read full interview here)  with The Morung Express on Wednesday at the CS office. 

 


“Any person dying in Nagaland whether at home or hospitals, it may not be possible to cover everyone but instruction is being given to the extent possible that all people who are dying for whatever cause, their swabs to be taken so we are absolutely sure,” he added. 

 


Impressing upon that there might be a possibility of some who are hiding, he reiterated that swabs would be taken for any reported death.