DIMAPUR: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), under the Home Department, on Friday handed over, one of the first well equipped hearse vehicles in the state, to the Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) for disposing of bodies during the ongoing pandemic and also for other necessary usages.
The hearse vehicle is equipped with a freezer box and back up inverter for a single body.
The vehicle was handed over to Principal Director, Health and Family Welfare Department, Dr Vizolie Suokhrie, by adviser to NSDMA Kazheto Kinimi at the State Emergency Operation Centre, NSDMA, in Kohima.
While handing over the vehicle, Kinimi said it will be used by the NHAK for the service of the people of the state.
Ahead of the handing over of the vehicle, Principal Secretary (Home) Abhijit Sinha said the executive committee of the Chief Secretary Special Welfare Fund during its meeting held on December 10 last year discussed the need for a hearse vehicle in Nagaland. Basing on the needs and requirements, the NSDMA was tasked to purchase and install necessary equipment in the vehicle.
OSD to Nagaland government Johnny Ruangmei, chairing the programme, briefed on the guidelines for operating the vehicle.
Suokhrie thanked the government for the vehicle. He said it will benefit the state and will have a long impact on the needy people of the state.