NSF condemns assault to doctor
Kohima, April 4
The Naga Students’ Federation condemns the unfortunate incident of April 3 at Dimapur wherein Dr. Nesozol, Quarantine Team Member, Dimapur was physically assaulted and his vehicle vandalised by the few police personnel on duty.
While appreciating the yoemen service being rendered by the state police force towards ensuring the proper enforcement of the nationwide lockdown in our collective bid to contain the spread of Corona virus (Covid-19), it is one off incident like this that takes away the shine from their selfless sacrifices.
The Federation appreciates the gesture of DGP Nagaland, T. John Longkumar, IPS who publicly apologized for the incident and assured not only the medical brethren but also the general public that strict ‘action will be taken against those found guilty’ after an impartial enquiry. Such prompt acceptance of his men’s mistakes and the subsequent apology on their behalf is a vindication of our belief that the state police force is in safe hands.
The Federation, further, would like to place on record, our sincere appreciation towards the medical fraternity, who are putting their own life and the lives of their near and dear ones at risk, in their sincere attempt to keep the people of the state safe from the deadly Covid-19, this, despite the utter lack of protective gears and other medical equipments required to combat the virus. The NSF hereby appeals to the medical fraternity who are at the forefront of the fight against the pandemic not be disheartened by the April 3rd incident. Instead, take heart in the fact that the Naga Students’ and youths in particular and the entire populace of the state in general are banking on you all to keep the state free from Covid-19.
Furthermore, the NSF appeals to all the essential service providers for more co-ordinated efforts between themselves so as to ensure that another 3rd April like incident is averted in the near future.
Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]