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Govt. intervention sought to contain measles outbreak

Published on 8 Aug. 2016 12:20 AM IST
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Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) and all its frontal organizations- ENWO, ENSF and ENGOA, at an emergency meeting, have resolved to seek state government intervention to contain the recent outbreak of “mysterious” measles type of sickness/disease that had claimed scores of lives in the Naga inhabited areas in Myanmar. 
In a press release, ENPO president, Khoiwang Konyak and secretary Amai Chingkhu said areas particularly in and around Lahe and Namyun townships were the worst affected. Since these areas were extremely remote and inaccessible from both sides, it needed immediate medical intervention, stated the release. 
The frontal organizations have also resolved to appeal the state Government to initially send a team of medical experts along with all probable medical care and assistance, and also to equally address the unaffected population as a preventive measure. It further resolved to appeal the State government to direct the district administrations in the border areas to restrict the movement from both sides of the border as a precautionary and preventive measure in spreading against probable communicable/contagious disease. Further, the frontal organisations have resolved to await the assessment report of the medical team before venturing into the affected areas for providing help and assistance to the public of the affected areas in Myanmar.

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