S Pangnyu Phom

  • No new COVID-19 case in Nagaland for 2 consecutive days in January
    Kohima, January 2 (PTI): Nagaland's COVID-19 tally remained unchanged at 11,929 as no new case was reported in the state on Saturday, a health official said. This is the second day since the outbreak when the state did not report any COVID-19 case, the first being December 27 last year, he said. Five more people have been cured of the disease, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. The state's recovery count has improved to 11,533 and the recovery rate to an all-time hig
  • Nagaland reports 2 fresh COVID-19 cases; total at 11897
    Morung Express New Dimapur | December 26 Nagaland reported 2 new COVID-19 cases on December 26 while there was 1 recovery, an official update informed. Kohima and Peren recorded one case each while two positive patients recovered from Dimapur.  “2 +ve cases of #COVID-19 have been detected on 26/12/2020.  Kohima- Peren- 1 each,” updated the Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom on Twitter. Two positive patients also recover
  • Nagaland COVID-19: 103 fresh cases, 66 recoveries on Sunday 
    Dimapur, November 22 (MExN): Nagaland on November 22 reported 103 fresh COVID-19 postive cases, while there were 66 recoveries.  Out of 103 new cases, 78 were detected in Kohima, 24 in Dimapur and 1 in Zunheboto, according to an update by the State Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. In addition, there were 34 recoveries in Kohima and 32 in Dimapur taking the total recoveries on Sunday to 66.  “103 +ve cases of # COVID-19 detected today. Kohima-
  • Minister Pangnyu addresses rally in Singrep
    Pungro, October 23 (MExN): Picking up the pace of campaign to the bye- election at 60 Pungro - Kiphire Assembly Constituency, Minister for Health & Family Welfare S Pangnyu Phom addressed a public meeting at Singrep Village—the native village of  the PDA government’s consensus candidate Lirimong Sangtam, on Friday. Stating that Lirimong Sangtam has been chosen by the PDA government as its official consensus candidate in order to ‘usher peace and developmen
  • Nagaland's COVID-19 tally crosses 7000-mark 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 11 Nagaland’s COVID-19 topped 7000-mark on October 11 with the detection 70 new infections.  There were 70 fresh cases on Sunday, State’s Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter, taking the total tally to 7019. The State’s tally on Saturday was 6949. “70 +ve cases of #COVID-19 detected today.  Dimapur- 51, Kohima- 13, Peren- 2, Tuensang-Mon-Longleng-Mokokchung-1 each,” P
  • COVID-19: Nagaland records 123 new cases; 51 recoveries 
    Dimapur, October 4 (MExN): A total of 123 new COVID-19 positive cases have been detected in Nagaland on October 4, informed a health authority. The State also recorded 51 recoveries on Sunday. “State COVID-19 Update! 123 +ve cases of #COVID-19 detected today. Dimapur- 74, Kohima-48 & Longleng-1,” Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom updated on Twitter. He further informed that 51 patients have been recovered and discharged. The recoveries
  • 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