DIMAPUR: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday said that the State government is laying maximum emphasis to stop the transmission of COVID-19 to rural areas in the State.
“The virus should not go to rural areas. That is our priority,” he said while interacting with media at the Institute of Hotel Management at Darogajan.
Rio inspected the infrastructure of the institution which is being converted into a 100-bed COVID-19 makeshift hospital.
He was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom and others.
The Chief Minister directed the authority concerned to complete the arrangements at the makeshift hospital within two weeks.
The State government is carrying out COVID-19 vaccination aggressively as the only remedy is the vaccine, added the Chief Minister.
He further pointed out that Noklak district is the only district in the State which has not been touched by COVID-19 so far.