S Pangnyu Phom

  • 60 new COVID-19 cases in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 22  60 new COVID-19 cases were registered on Tuesday, with 35 in Dimapur, 22 in Kohima, 2 in Mon and 1 in Tuensang. According to an update from State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, necessary contact tracing has been activated by the state IDSP team. The tally of positive cases in Nagaland was 5604 while recovery was 4491 and active cases were at 1072, according to the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin.  
  • Medical College in Mon:  Nagaland Government signs MoU with centre 
    Kohima, September 18 (MExN): The Nagaland State Government has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) for establishment of a new Medical College in Mon on September 15.  Informing the same in a series of tweets on September 18, State H&FW Minister, S Pangnyu Phom said that the Institute would to cater to the needs of remote and under-served areas and to promote access to quality healthcare. “The Sta
  • Nagaland’s COVID-19 caseload crosses 5000-mark with 118 new cases 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 12 Nagaland’s COVID-19 caseload crossed 5000 mark to reach 5064 with 118 new infections from the virus on September 12.  “118 +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 609 samples received. 113 in Dimapur, 2 each in Kohima and Peren & 1 in Mon,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter. The Minister further informed that the State also recorded 31 recoveries on
  • COVID-19: After a ‘lull,’ Nagaland records second-highest daily spike 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 10  After a relative decline in number of daily cases since the second-half of August, Nagaland is witnessing a new spike in COVID-19 infections in the last two days.  On September 10, the State recorded the second-highest single-day spike of 261 cases taking the total COVID-19 tally to 4636.  “261 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 741 samples tested,” State's Health and Family
  • Labour shortage, soil problem delaying completion of 1st Nagaland medical college: Pangnyu
    Kohima, September 9 (PTI): Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom on Wednesday said lack of labour force amidst the COVID- 19 pandemic and soil problem at the construction site of the first medical college in Nagaland is delaying completion of the health institute. The first medical college in Nagaland is being set up at Phriebagei in Kohima district. The foundation stone of the medical college was laid by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in 2014. Interacting with journalists after th
  • Centre sanctions medical college in Mon
    DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 4 (MExN): The Central Government has given approval and sanction for setting up of a medical college in Mon by upgrading the district hospital.   Nagaland Health Minister, Pangnyu Phom informed this on Twitter on September 4 evening. “This landmark decision of the Union Government will boost Nagaland Government’s effort to revolutionise the state health sector. The approval of a new Medical College has fulfilled the long cherished dream of the peo
  • COVID-19: Active cases fall below 900-mark in Nagaland
    Dimapur, August 31 (MExN):  Nagaland’s total number of active COVID-19 cases remained below the 900-mark, with 28 new cases and 41 new recoveries reported on Monday. According to official updates, 14 of the new active cases were from Dimapur, 10 from Kiphire and four from Kohima. Among the new cases, 19 were from the armed forces out of which 12 were from Dimapur and seven from Kiphire. Five of the new cases were returnees—three from Kiphire and two from Dimapur.
  • Construction of Nagaland Medical College now in ‘full swing’: Pangnyu
    Morung Express News  Kohima | August 26  The construction works of Nagaland Medical College at Phriebagei, Kohima, which ‘could not progress as expected’ due to the imposition of COVID-19 lockdown measures, has now fully resumed, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said on Wednesday. The Minister informed this after visiting the site and inspecting the progress of the work on August 26.  Taking to Twitter afterwards, he said:
  • Recoveries continue to surpass COVID-19 positive cases in Nagaland
    Dimapur, August 18 (MExN): A total of 65 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Nagaland on August 18, taking the state’s tally to 3520. Out of the 65 cases, 37 were Armed Forces, 11 Frontline Workers, 9 traced contacts and 8 returnees.  The number of recoveries were however higher on Tuesday as 134 recoveries was registered. According to an update from State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, the recovered patients were from Dimapur (79), Kohima (36) and Zunheboto (
  • No community transmission in Nagaland: Rio, Pangnyu reiterate 
    Morung Express News  Kohima | August 13  “As history of contacts has been established in all cases, there is no community transmission” in Nagaland, reiterated Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as well as the Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom on the floor of Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA)  on  August 13.  In his statement on COVID-19 during the one-day sixth session of 13th NLA on Thursday, Rio said that the sources of
  • COVID-19: From zero capacity to 3 BSL labs by August-end in Nagaland 
    The State now has a capacity to test over 1200 samples per day, says Pangnyu    Morung Express News Kohima | August 13  From zero capacity to test COVID-19, Nagaland had been able to set up and make functional 2 Biosafety Level (BSL) laboratories and another is expected to function by August-end, Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom informed the State’s Assembly on Thursday. The first laboratory (BSL-3) was commissioned on May 31 at Naga
  • Nagaland: 87 new cases detected, tally stands at 3,118
    Dimapur, August 12 (MExN): Nagaland registered 87 new COVID-19 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the state’s tally to 3,118. Out of the new cases, 48 were from Dimapur, 35 from Kohima, three from Zunheboto and one from Wokha.  Confirming the news of the detection of new positive cases on Twitter, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom said the new cases have been detected out of 614 samples tests. The Minister informed that “necessary contact t
  • 87 fresh COVID-19 cases take Nagaland's total tally to 3118
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 12 A total of 87 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported from Nagaland on August 12 taking the State’s total tally to 3118. “87 new +ve cases of COVID-19 have been detected out of 614 samples tested,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter.  The new cases include 48 from Dimapur, 35 from Kohima, 3 from Zunheboto and 1 from Wokha. “Necessary contact tracing have
  • COVID-19: 230 new cases take Nagaland’s tally above 3000
    Morung Express News  Dimapur | August 10 The COVID-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 3000-mark with the confirmation of 231 new infections from the virus on August 10, official updates informed.   “Out of 828 samples tested, 230 new +ve cases have been detected,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter Monday afternoon.  The new cases included 104 from Dimapur, 104 from Kohima, 18 from Mon and 4 from P
  • Nagaland H&FW Minister under self isolation after staffers test COVID-19 positive
    •    Some supporting staff, 2 body guards and 4 house guards test positive  •    Official residence sealed; Minister to work from home    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 6 Some supporting staff members and guards attached to the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom have tested positive for COVID-19 and currently he is also under self-isolation.   Supporting staff, 2 body guar
  • COVID-19: Nagaland reports 94 fresh cases; total at 2499
    Morung Express News Kohima | August 5 Nagaland reported 94 new cases on August 5, taking the total COVID-19 tally in the State to 2499. "94 new +ve cases have been confirmed out of 455 samples tested. 89 from Dimapur & 5 from Kohima," Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter.  "Necessary contact tracing have been activated and all primary contacts are under self isolation," he  added.  With this the COVID-
  • COVID-19: 2 Nagaland Raj Bhavan staff test positive; rest negative
    Morung Express News Kohima | August 5 Two members of Nagaland Raj Bhavan Staff have tested positive for COVID-19, an official update informed. However, the rest of the staff including the Governor have tested negative, indicated the update.  "Two members of Rajbhavan staff were tested Covid 19 +ve and are in Covid Care centre. Rest all were tested and found -ve," the official Twitter handle of Raj Bhavan Kohima stated in a post.  It further informed that t
  • Nagaland COVID-19 tally reaches 2405 after record daily spike of 276 cases 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 4 Nagaland witnessed the highest daily surge in COVID-19 cases yet with 276 sample testing positive for the virus on August 4.  This is the fifth day straight day that the State has reported over 100 fresh cases. “276 new +ve cases have been confirmed out of 735 samples tested,” State Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter in the afternoon. The new cases include 187 from 187 from Dimapur
  • COVID-19: Nagaland crosses 2000 mark with record single-day spike of 194 cases 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 3  The spike in COVID-19 casescontinued unabated in Nagaland and broke the daily record on Monday with 194 confirmed infections, according to an update by a Health authority.  With this, the total State COVID-19 tally also crossed 2000- mark to reach 2129 on August 3.   “194 new +ve cases have been confirmed out of 845 samples tested,” State Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twi
  • COVID-19: Nagaland registers over new 100 cases for third consecutive day
    Morung Express News Dimapur | August 2 Nagaland has registered 100 COVID-19 cases for the third consecutive day with the detection of 104 new infections on Sunday, taking the State’s total tally to 1935.  “Tested 383 samples for COVID-19, out of which 104 cases came out positive,” Nagaland Health and Family welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter Sunday evening.   Out of the total fresh cases, 62 were reported from Dimapur, 18 fr