KANGPOKPI: Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen on Saturday visited Emmanuel Quarantino, the first Quarantine baby in the state at Kangpokpi DHQs.
The lively and healthy baby boy was born on Christian Pentecost day (May 31, 2020) at an Institutional Quarantine Centre at Emmanuel School, Haipi under Kangpokpi Assembly Constituency and Kangpokpi had scripted record to become the first District in the state to have a Quarantine baby during the pandemic COVID-19 crisis.
Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister Nemcha Kipgen was very delighted to see the baby with her parents at a Community Quarantine Centre at Salem Academy at Chonghang Avenue, Ward No.9 in Kangpokpi DHQs after they were tested negative. The baby and his parents were discharged from the IQCs few days back after their sample for COVID test result were found negative and they are put under surveillance at the Community Quarantine Centre for 14 days.
Minister Nemcha Kipgen said that exhaustion and tiredness of the people especially the frontline workers in the fight against the pandemic COVID-19 has been enliven by Master Emmanuel Quarantino and set the mood of inspiration among all and I feel very blessed to have the blessed child.
She also said that I really appreciate the medical officers and the medical team of PHC Kalapahar and District Hospital Kangpokpi under the proficient supervision of Dr.Nilakanta Singh, CMO Kangpokpi and Dr.Paotinlal Haokip, in-charge Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Kangpokpi in successfully delivering the baby boy at the Institutional Quarantine Centre without any complications by putting all efforts and mechanism.
“I salute the health workers from the lowest to the highest for their commitment and dedication towards their duties and responsibilities and particular Dr.Thangminlun Singson and Dr.Nengpilhing Misao and those who assisted in delivering the baby while exposing themselves at a very high risk”, said the Minister while also conveying her complimentary for the perfect name to the Doctors.
While blessing the child for a healthy growth and blessed life, the Minister also motivated the mother and father of the baby and encouraged them to maintain the protocol during their surveillance period.
The Minister was accompanied by KWWO and KYU leaders during her visited to the first Quarantine baby while she also presented a gift to children as a marked of blessing and happiness.
SP Kangpokpi, Hemant Pandey, IPS, SDO Kangpokpi, Chunglenmang Kipgen, Addl. SP (Ops) Kangpokpi, Lalminlen Misao and senior Journalist Kaybie Chongloi had also visited the child yesterday and presented him a gift a marked of happiness and blessing.
Meanwhile, the mother of Master Emmanuel Quarantino expressed her heartfelt gratitude to the Social Welfare and Cooperation Minister, SP Kangpokpi, SDO Kangpokpi, Addl.SP and others who have visited and motivated them along with wonderful blessed gifts.
She also conveyed her happiness especially to Dr.Thangminlun Singson and Dr.Nengpilhing Misao and other health workers who enthusiastically put all possible efforts in delivering her child despite of all challenges.
The mother also thanked the media persons especially the local Sr. Journalist Kaybie Chongloi for his contribution in highlighting their memorable story giving them a national attention which otherwise they would have never been known to the world.