Nagaland Current Affairs Digest – May 2021

1 May 2021: More than 2 lakh COVID-19 doses administrated in Nagaland as on 30 April 2021

As per data from COVID-19 WEEKLY BULLETIN of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE’s INTEGRATED DISEASE SURVEILLANCE PROGRAMME (KOHIMA), 2,06,014 doses have been administered across the state as on 30th April 2021.

As per the data released, the district-wise total doses administered is as given below:

District Total doses administered
Dimapur 61,149
Kohima 32,581
Mokokchung 23,471
Mon 19,312
Phek 14,197
Wokha 12,962
Tuensang 12,553
Zunheboto 10,929
Peren 6,908
Longleng 6,708
Kiphire 5,244
State 2,06,014

Total doses administered to frontline workers, healthcare workers and persons above 45 years are as follows:

Category Total doses administered
45 years and above 1st dose 99,090
45 years and above 2nd dose 7,730
Healthcare workers 1st Dose 14,755
Healthcare workers 2nd Dose 9,721
Frontline workers 1st Dose 50,284
Frontline workers 2nd Dose 24,434
Total 2,06,014

Nagaland is yet to start vaccination for 18-45 age category due to vaccine supply shortage.

  • The CFR (Case Fatality Rate) among 45 years and above is high at 2.6% which is worrisome.
  • The median age of Covid deaths is 53 years (range: 24-90 years).
  • Total deaths due to COVID-19 in Nagaland till date stands at 94, out of which 68 are male and 26 are female, as per the report.
  • Most active COVID-19 cases in Nagaland are reported from Dimapur district followed by Kohima.

1 May 2021: Nagaland to receive 30,220 COVID-19 vaccines – Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW)

Nagaland to receive another 30,220 COVID-19 vaccines ‘free of cost’ in the first fortnight of May, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) on 1 May 2021. This is in addition to 3, 26,440 vaccines received from the Centre earlier.

As per data provided by the MOHFW in a press release via the Press Information Bureau-

  • Total vaccines provided to Nagaland: 3, 26,440
  • Total consumed: 2, 07,379, inclusive of wastage @ 4.14% (arund 13481 doses)
  • Balance: 1, 19,061
  • Yet to received: 30,220


12 May 2021: Nuklu Phom from Nagaland wins Whitley Awards 2021

Nuklu Phom from Nagaland wins Whitley Awards 2021 under ‘Sustainable communities‘ category.

Whitley Awards 2021 is presented by UK-based Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN).  The Award is also known as the ‘Green Oscar’, the award gives each winner £40,000 to scale their existing projects. The Whitley Award is one of the most important recognitions among people doing conservation work.

He is the only Indian to receive the award this year. Previous winners from include Purnima Barman, Aparajita Datta, M.D. Madhusudan and Romulus Whitaker. Nuklu’s co-laureates this year includes six others from South Africa, Kenya, Brazil and Agentina.

Nuklu Phom is a 48-year-old conservationist from the Longleng, Nagaland. He is the team leader of Lemsachenlok, an organization working for bio-diversity conservation since 2007. Lemsachenlok organization was honoured with India Biodiversity Awards in 2018 for their work in the conservation of wild species.

Read more about him and his works:


17 May 2021: Nagaland gets its first PSA oxygen plant at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima

Nagaland got its first Pressure Swing Absorption (PSA) oxygen generation plant at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima on May 17, 2021. The plant was inaugurated by Minister of Health and Family Welfare, S Pangyu Phom.

The PSA plant at NHAK has a capacity of 300 Liters per Minute (LPM).

22 May 2021: Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) awarded India Biodiversity Award 2021

Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) awarded the prestigious India Biodiversity Award 2021 under Sustainable Use of Biological Resources.

27 May 2021: Genesis Pharma – Nagaland’s first online pharmacy app launched

Nagaland’s first online pharmacy app by the name ‘Genesis Pharma’ was launched by Jacob Zhimomi, Minister PHED on 27th May 2021 at Dimapur. The service will allow users to order medicines and wellness products online by uploading prescriptions. Presently, the service is available in Dimapur, and plans to expand to other districts in phase wise manner.

Genesis Pharma app is available on Google Play – Download Here.




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