TrueNat machine to accelerate COVID testing in Peren district

TR Zeliang speaking during the installation of TrueNat machine held on June 4. (DIPR Photo)
TR Zeliang speaking during the installation of TrueNat machine held on June 4. (DIPR Photo)

Peren, June 4 (MExN): TrueNat machine installation and inauguration programme was held on June 4 at Customary Court, ADC Office Jalukie with MLA and Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang as the special guest.


The equipment was purchased and donated to Peren District designated COVID Hospital, CHC Jalukie by Leader of Opposition, TR Zeliang while the cartridges were donated by ZOAN Officials to accelerate COVID-19 detection in the district.


Addressing the gathering, a DIPR report stated that TR Zeliang cautioned the people of Peren not to panic but take adequate precautionary measures as advised by the Health Department. “Since there is no cure yet, the important thing is to test and be able to segregate the positive one's from the negative, only then we can effectively fight against the virus,” Zeliang added. 


He stated that apart from the COVID tests, many other ailments can also be detected through this test but different cartridges has to be used. He called upon the leaders irrespective of political parties and organisations to extend cooperation to the District Administration in the fight against the pandemic.


Zeliang also congratulated the District Task Force Peren headed by DC Peren, Medical Staff, JAC members, Police Personnel and Public Leaders for their immense contribution as well as working selflessly for the district in times of COVID pandemic. He also extended his gratitude to Molbio Company, Goa and also the Distributor Atlantis Healthcare for quick delivery of the machine as well as to the Zeliang Officer's Association, Nagaland for reaching out to help with the consumable/test cartridges.


DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier said that due to certain emerging situation in the district, the inaugural program could not be conducted at CHC Jalukie. On behalf of Peren District Administration, he thanked the Leader of Opposition for rendering his selfless support to the District Administration. 


JAC Convenor, Dr Tumda Newme also expressed his heartfelt gratitude to LoP, TR Zeliang for his generousity in donating TrueNat machine to CHC Jalukie and his wisdom in responding to the urgent need of Peren District in particular.


The inaugural function was presided by Officiating CMO Peren, Dr Supongmenla Walling, while short speech on behalf of Zeliang Officer's Association Nagaland Peren unit was delivered by District Evaluation Officer Peren, Erangnimbe Thou and vote of thanks was proposed by ADC Jalukie, Dr. Tinojongshi Chang.